Thursday, July 10, 2008

Be Kind, Rewind

Be Kind, Rewind (2008)

Ranking: Meh

About a video store employee (Mos Def) whose crazy buddy (Jack Black) becomes magnetized and accidentally erases every tape in the store. Business is bad and, in order to save the store from demolition, they must remake the films in the store and rent them out.

And then there's all this other shit that happens. There are about six hundred plotlines in this movie, all of them ridiculously clichéd, but what are you gonna do?

I did kinda like this movie, I guess. It was a cute little bit of fluff, although I found the clips from the Sweded movies much more interesting than anything else.

I dunno... it was just too cute or something. It was even the least bit sick or twisted. It was cute straight through.

I didn't really find any of the characters that compelling, either. Jack Black was being an idiot, as usual. Mos Def was pretty good, but not especially interesting.

Yeah... it was just so clichéd. It meant well, but it could have been darker, maybe? I don't know. I didn't really like it all that much. I neither liked nor disliked it. It left me totally neutral.

I do kind of want to go on their website and watch the little movies. They were great. In fact, I would have much preferred to just watch a whole movie of those. Little movies, with Jack and Mos. Nice.

Okay, well, nothing really more to write about this....


Written and Directed by:
Michael Gondry. Starring: Mos Def, Jack Black, Melonie Diaz, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow, Irv Gooch, Sigourney Weaver.

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