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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.
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!
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…
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 review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The films of director Michel Gondry are very ambitious and never content to be ordinary, and "Be Kind Rewind" is certainly no exception. Judging from the trailers, I was convinced that this would be his best film yet, but it stumbles as well and never recovers.
In this case, the old proverb that says "less is more" would have definitely been true.
A simple movie set in a video store about two charismatic clerks remaking classic films to replace mysteriously erased tapes would have worked. The best moments in this are those revised classic films, and Mos Def plays well off Jack Black. The two make a surprisingly successful comic duo, and the screenwriters wisely let Black cut loose and…
As a kid growing up in the 90s, I remember walking to the video store and renting a tape every friday. It was always a special treat, going to a store to find a film, wether it was a star wars, or a james bond flick, or even the latest cool game from whatever nintendo system was current that year (n64, for example), I always had fun just finding and looking at cool looking videos. "Be Kind Rewind", rekindles the spirit of the golden age of film watching, as it tries the honour the legacy it left behind, and also show the death of the tape and analog in general, and the overgrowing popularity of digital means like "DVD" and…
Oh Mos Def. You so cute.
I thought this was great, a very amusing light-hearted movie. Jack Black and Mos Def fit Michel Gondry's innocent and juvenile world perfectly and make a great team creating 'sweded' movies after Black accidentally erases the tapes. I can't fault the film. It’s pure fantasy. To me it was about how a certain way of life came to an end. The VHS tapes, the building they rented them out of. It was a relic of the past, and the movie presents its final days in a highly nostalgic, silly, but always humourous light. But the highlights are the sweded films themselves. I’m going to try and hunt them down online ...
Years ago I wanted to see this movie because it seemed to be great! It had Jack Black and a fun-looking story but none of my video-rent-stores had it, so I forgot about it. But as I was swiping through Netflix I remembered the cover and had to watch it and I have to say: If you like the »Jack-Blackian« kind of humor then you will love this one! A nicely told story with awesome snippets of the re-recording of great movies! Definitely fun to watch!
Be kind rewind more like be kind recrap
Fun comedy with great parodies.
The Internet is packed today with countless homemade parodies of movies that range from hilarious to laughably bad. We can have a desire to recreate our favourite flicks to post it on YouTube for everyone to see if our love for the source material is that strong and this desire is what holds Be Kind Rewind's plot. The film is set in one of my favourite places on the planet; the humble video store. Running the business is Mr.Fletcher, an old man who is hit with a piece of massive news; if he doesn't improve the store and earn more money then the building will be demolished. The film is set in a time where the DVD is just coming…
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