Be Kind Rewind
BE KIND REWIND (12)
D: Michel Gondry
New Line/Partizan (Georges Bermann)
USA/UK/France 🇺🇸 🇬🇧 🇫🇷 2008
W: Michel Gondry
DP: Ellen Kuras
Ed: Jeff Buchanan
Mus: Jean-Michel Bernard
PD: Dan Leigh
Jack Black (Jerry McLean), Mos Def (Mike Coolwell), Danny Glover (Mr. Fletcher), Mia Farrow (Miss Falewicz), Melonie Diaz (Alma Sykes)
A freak accident at a small video store erases all the tapes and the two clerks who work there produce their own low-budget versions of the movies, which, become more popular with the customers than the original films.
The idea here is brilliant, but unfortunately this movie was made at least 15-20 years too late, when DVD and Blu-Ray had already revolutionised the medium of home entertainment.
There are some funny moments, peaking with the 'Sweded' versions of Ghostbusters & Rush Hour 2, but the story descends into mushy schmaltz in the last 20 minutes.
Did You Know:
The reason for Jack Black's version of the Ghostbusters (1984) theme song was simply because the legal department didn't have the rights to Ray Parker, Jr.'s song yet.