Be Kind Rewind

The biggest movies of all time just got a little makeover
The biggest movies of all time just got a little makeover


BE KIND REWINDΒ (12)
D: Michel Gondry
New Line/Partizan (Georges Bermann)
USA/UK/France πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ πŸ‡«πŸ‡· 2008
100 mins
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Comedy
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W: Michel Gondry
DP: Ellen Kuras
Ed: Jeff Buchanan
Mus: Jean-Michel Bernard
PD: Dan Leigh
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Jack Black (Jerry McLean), Mos Def (Mike Coolwell), Danny Glover (Mr. Fletcher), Mia Farrow (Miss Falewicz), Melonie Diaz (Alma Sykes)
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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.
5/10
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Jack Black in Be Kind Rewind
Jack Black in Be Kind Rewind
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.