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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.
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.
The final screening scenes in Be Kind Rewind, made me cry, for some reason.
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?
Goofy, cute, feel good, but that's about it.
For some inexplicable reason, Mr. Fletcher (Danny Glover) refuses to upgrade his video rental store to DVDs and continues to rent exclusively VHS tapes. When Mr. Fletcher goes out-of-town, he leaves Mike (Mos Def) in charge, and local weirdo Jerry (Jack Back) magnetizes himself erasing every tape in the store.
Mr. Fletcher's friend, Miss Falewicz (Mia Farrow) wants to rent Ghostbusters (1984). To avoid telling her it's been erased, Jerry and Mike film themselves recreating the iconic moments from the movie, claiming their different copy of the film is a Swedish import. The results are inadvertently hilarious and before long, numerous people are requesting the duo provide alternative versions of their favorite films.
When lawyers arrive with a cease and…
You're going to have a lot of fun with Be Kind Rewind and will definitely inspire you to frolic around the neighbour hood remaking all your favourite classic Hollywood scenes.
The story is fine, but as the story goes along, it's nothing wildly original in the ways of 'twists and turns', however the plot never slows down and is always showing something entertaining.
Jack Black is pretty good, Mos Def is the same, and the supporting cast are reasonably forgettable. The film does make room to connect with the characters, but after the credits roll, they are mostly forgettable.
The main thing to take from this movie is that it's fun and has a neat concept that is enjoyable to most of the audience. A quirky, creative crowd pleaser, but mostly forgettable outside the gimmick.
Quirky as they come, but Gondry's visual flair shines though.
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