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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…
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.
The final screening scenes in Be Kind Rewind, made me cry, for some reason.
I have a fond affection for Be Kind Rewind. It is a film that bypasses the brain and goes straight for the heart. It is nostalgic; sentimental, warm – emotionally manipulative. These things I tend to dislike. But it also genuine in its love of cinema and community; and its championing of creative endeavours – whether that is film or jazz. It celebrates all of these in a way that is open and warm-spirited. And this wins me over. It is hard to believe it was made only seven years ago. The world it depicts – of local VHS stores, of choice and variety, of dusty video covers, of camcorders instead of mobile phones - even to some extent of…
This movie is actually pretty entertaining, even if I don't believe it qualifies as a "good" movie. It's a pretty lopsided and not very well thought out exercise, but manages to be enjoyable throughout despite that. I'd say that it was made that way to mirror the "sweded" films in the movie, but I'm not sure it's possible to intentionally fly so close a line between "great" and "garbage".
Be Kind Rewind is charming and a bit heartwarming tale about the end of the VHS era, copyrights, and remembering the past/roots/mushy stuff about your life. Great for at least one watch if you want a bit of light hearted fun.
I quite enjoyed this nonsense film, a bit of fun with some class act comedy performing from all cast members and a touch of nostalgic sentiment makes this Jack Black vehicle more manageable than most of his films and prove that french director Michel Gondry is a truuly versatile director, who still manages to keep his own identity in any genre.
This is one of those movies that is nothing special, but the perfect movie to watch when you just wanna watch a chill, fun movie, without having to think much, but still being entertained.
Be Kind Rewind is about an old VHS rental shop that is slowly being pushed out of business by the big chain stores which mainly use these new mediums called "DVDs". The owner of the store, Danny Glover, takes a trip, leaving behind Mike (Mos Def), the store clerk and his friend Jerry (Jack Black). They are both ... not the smartest bunch and after Jerry accidentally erases all videotapes in the store, they start making their own, cheap versions of the movies. And the people…
Not a bad flick . Heart warming community help film . Heaps of great nods to other movies . Well executed and a simple premise.
Jack black was the right amount of over the top, didn't steal the show which was ideal.
Very creative film, well filmed.
I love communities coming together in films like this. Blues Brothersly. Which is good, cause that's the basket this film puts is eggs in. That and the super cute sweeded films. Those good boys made up for the plot being a bit abrupt - same with the magnetized powers, it was close to too much, but I'll forgive it.
dope as fuqq, unique vibe, surreal but real, are the humans in this film really humans?
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