Peeping Tom, Night of the Hunter and a whole host of older films were ignored or given bad reviews upon…
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.
The story for the most part was weak but the "Sweded" film segments were unique and incredibly entertaining!
If it had been 100% Sweded the film could have easily earned 5 stars!
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…
This film as a whole is incredibly lopsided yet manages to be entirely lovable and enjoyable.
Im gonna be kind to all of you who hasnt seen this before and say don't bother.
Charming and off-the-wall, Jack Black and Mos Def gel together really well as they remake Hollywood films in an attempt to save Danny Glover's video rental store. It's just a little frustrating that the footage of the sueded films do not take up larger chunks of the runtime.
This film is emotional to me.
A very personal film for me just to show people that I love films more than anything else. I want people to understand that this is my passion, and this film is everything to me. It's what my voice wants to be heard. It's funny, beautiful, heartwarming, and absurd.
I really thought I would like this movie.
Not really. Maybe I need to watch it again. It's possible my sense of humor checked out around then (along with everything else).
Be Kind Rewind is a quirky viewing experience, a film with heart, a celebration of community, friendship, love and creativity. It's about making something out of nothing and the power of myth to sometimes be greater than truth. There's some inspired zaniness here and some satirical needling of the film industry, but sadly, it falters in its third act. The inventive Michel Gondry cannot stretch the outlandish premise far enough to make it go the distance. At best it's a collection of very good ideas in search of a framework, and at worst a dramatically stale film based on a terribly messy screenplay.
Es war eine gute Idee WMSIWT wieder anzuschmeißen. Raus kam dieser Film - und er war super! Von der Jack Black typischen Hampelei abgesehen ist dieser Film m.M.n. eine schöne Hommage an den Film und die VHS. Zuzusehen mit welcher Kreativität notgedrungen die Filme "nachgedreht" werden macht Laune.
My appreciation of the concept alone kept me interested and entertained throughout.
This movie always makes me smile.
Ah, what an underrated movie. A lovenote to VHS, the city of Passaic, the fun of filmmaking, and the importance of not forgetting the past. It seems so strange to me that this movie only gets mixed or negative reviews by the general public.
In my eyes, it's not only very charming and funny; but it's also pretty great to see what the two protagonists do to recreate famous movies with no budget and only locals. It's such a nice movie that's sentimental as hell (but hey, so am I. I loved that) and quirky.
Maybe not for everyone, the plot starts out really weird and some things don't make much, if any, sense. But if you can get past…
This movie made me go :)
A list of films about filmmaking. Suggestions are more than welcome.
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