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.
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.
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…
Talk about making the most of what little you got. 'Be Kind Rewind' was great in its own sweet, silly, funny and inventive way.
Now here's an interesting line to tread - we have a movie about two schlubs who re-film all the classics in an effort to populate their Passaic, NJ video store after a freak accident demagnetizes their existing stock, and do so while violating about every known copyright and intellectual property right. I know what you're thinking - "those independent movies can get away with anything", but this film was a major studio release, and no doubt that studio is part of the MPAA, one of the most vocal, active, and stringent anti-piracy groups on the planet. Mixed message, no? Jack Black and Mos Def are the two schlubs/raving idiots (Jerry and Mike) who re-film all the movies (including "Last Tango…
Oda al bello arte de hacer películas.
Gracias a la mayor estupidez que vi en años, el arte de suecar películas comienza, y es bello, te muestra que no haces películas con presupuestos millonarios ni la mayor comodidad , sino con esfuerzo, creatividad y cariño al arte.Le perdono todo lo tonta e idealista que pueda ser por eso.
The best version of Jack Black I've seen since Orange County. God he's annoying.
Other than that it's a pretty mediocre, random film. The Ghostbusters scene was really good, though.
This quite terrible movie surprised me with how awful it was, given that Michel Gondry, who made the sublime "Eternal Sunshine..." and "Science of Sleep", was behind it.
I was prepared for the film to be far fetched and was actually looking forward to that aspect. I knew the premise, and thought it was something that had Gondry written all over it. But I wasn't prepared for the whole thing to be so SLOPPY and shoddy. It's terribly written -- even in a film with an off-the-wall premise, some effort must be made to make it convincing. But Gondry cobbled this story together with random strands of plot, and none of it coheres. Jack Black and Mos Def display little…
Quirky and funny movie is pretty well-made and very enjoyable. Check out bigtunaonfilm.weebly.com for my full review.
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