Movies that are slightly off.
Be Kind Rewind
You name it, we shoot it.
A man whose brain becomes magnetized unintentionally destroys every tape in his friend's video store. In order to satisfy the store's most loyal renter, an aging woman with signs of dementia, the two men set out to remake the lost films.
A near perfect film not only for the movie lover in you, but for the wannabe filmmaker in all of us.
Michel Gondry's Be Kind Rewind has a clear potential, but, unfortunately, its potential is wasted throughout the film. It is carried by its interesting and malleable concept, which is incredibly misused as the film starts developing. Michel Gondry managed to input some interesting ideas, which, unfortunately, are underexploited and underdeveloped, such as Jerry's (Jack Black) magnetizing powers. I have to admit that when it started I thought it'd be a great movie, but, as it developed, I could see something was missing and, in my opinion, it was notorious that Michel Gondry did not know how to create an effective balance between its genres.
Be Kind Rewind works as a wonderful comedy, but as soon as the film shows its…
Y'all know the only thing I like more than rappers acting is movies about making movies.
One time my dad caught some of this on tv and legit thought Jack Black was in a Ghostbusters movie.
This film as a whole is incredibly lopsided yet manages to be entirely lovable and enjoyable.
The final screening scenes in Be Kind Rewind, made me cry, for some reason.
Im gonna be kind to all of you who hasnt seen this before and say don't bother.
Very clever and likable.
Loved all the movie recreations especially.
A film with good moments spread throughout and huge potential that is wasted, for the most part. The sense of community the film's cast of quirky characters creates, I will say, is unique, all to itself.
Quite a cute film, Gondry has made another sweet movie with a decidedly odd tone. I think, this one is more accessible and humorous then his previous films. Even Jack Black’s annoying ego can’t spoil it that much! Mos Def is much better in his role, his character is very quite and ineffectual. You seem to get something else with him, unlike Black who just acts like ‘jack black’. Jack Black doesn’t really agree with me. I am surprised I wanted to see this film, but I did and I am glad I did.
While looking after a video rental store, Mike’s (Mos Def) friend Jerry (Jack Black) accidently erases all the Video tapes. So, as you do, they make…
One day I'll do a sweded movie, and it will be the best day of my life!
Not quite cinema paradiso or jump street but nice
First of all, if you're really going to watch this, be prepared to be bored beyond death for the first half hour: either skip it altogether or do something else while it's playing, but don't pay too much attention until you finally hear the word "Ghostbusters"; that's when the actual movie really starts.
I like Jack Black. He's funny, he's cool, he's clever, he's ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL. He's starred in some good movies over the years. Like "The School of Rock" and of course, "Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny".
The story really doesn't make much sense, though. I mean, I don't think that if a person gets magnetized, that they can walk into a video store and ruin all…
Honorary Oscar for best use of a pizza in film.
Mos Def is wonderful here. A clever film, which you'll gain more from by re-watching it.
Honestly the main hook of this film is the dumbest and most superficial thing I can think of. Look at these craaaaaazy micro-budget remakes/parodies of popular films! It's all wacky and zany and silly, yes, I see how that's supposed to be the appeal, but if this sort of thing happened in real life it would not become as popular as it becomes in this film.
I remember laughing at the trailer, but when I actually watched Be Kind Rewind, I realised how daunting the idea of 100 minutes of this thing is. It's ultimately a really hollow idea with no staying power, and the film itself gets old really fast because of it. There are some amusing sequences but…
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