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.
Almost a year after I first collaborated with Alex Rogers and Tanner Felton on a fake trailer filmed on and around our school campus, I was sitting in Alex’s jeep, holding a camera and filming our newest video. He was dressed as Ace Ventura and driving wildly through a bumpy field. Ahead of us was Tanner, who, as the scene requested, was running away from his character’s crazed pursuer. Films with a budget or a crew of professionals would have used stunt doubles and multiple cameras filming different takes. Our method was to have Alex really drive after Tanner and eventually dive out of the moving Jeep. Two takes and some near accidents later, we wrapped and moved on to…
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 :)
this is much sadder (and tonally consistent) than I remember
Upon first watch, I was pretty disappointed, but later I realized how fun the movie is if your expectations are lower. If all blockbuster/crowd pleaser films were like this, things would be a lot better. Still disturbed by the disconnect of the message and beautiful idea of the local video creating and watching community being told in an expensive hollywood fashion, especially coming from Gondry who should know better. But ultimately it is a pleasant and fun watch when looking for light entertainment.
This is just a fun comedy, makes me miss the days of working in a video rental store and making movies with my friends! It has a good heartfelt story and is full of laughs, the comedy duo of Mos Def and Jack Black is hilarious!
A list of films about filmmaking. Suggestions are more than welcome.
Documentaries (and batteries) not included.