Be Kind Rewind

Be Kind Rewind

Streaming Video - 2008
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Jack Black and Mos Def star in Be Kind Rewind, a unique comedy from Michel Gondry. Black stars as a loveable loser stuck in a life that's too small for his big dreams. But when he unintentionally erases all the tapes in a video store where his best friend works, he devises a plan to satisfy the store's few loyal customers by re-creating and re- filming every movie they decide to rent.
Publisher: [United States] : Entertainment One : Made available through hoopla, 2008.
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 streaming video file (approximately 101 min.)) :,sound, color

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loonylovesgood Jan 19, 2010

Not as good as I had hoped, but still a creative little flick.


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JCLKatieS Jan 03, 2016

This story of a neighborhood coming together to save a community landmark is hilarious, heartwarming, and ridiculous all at the same time. Jack Black and Mos Def are a great combo that will leave you laughing while they reenact classic movies. It's a great comedy that you've probably never heard of but will enjoy.

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BoogerBot
May 11, 2015

I really liked the artwork in this film--the documentary they made was really creative--just like the rest of the films they made. Black & Mos Def's characters are also really likeable and I thought that the story got across the importance of community.

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Nursebob
Jan 03, 2015

When the owner of a ramshackle video rental outlet goes on a short vacation he leaves his inexperienced assistant in charge of the business. The boss is only gone a few hours when the assistant’s schizoid friend accidentally erases all the VHS tapes in the store (he was apparently “magnetized” while trying to blow up a power plant or something. Never mind, it’s not important). Anyway. Rather than toss out the store’s entire inventory the two men decide to use the erased cassettes to tape their own versions of the lost films. Unbelievably their cheap amateur 20-minute remakes prove to be very popular and business is soon booming with eager customers lining up to buy the “sweded” versions of everything from “Driving Miss Daisy” to “Last Tango in Paris”. It doesn’t take long for the bubble to burst however. Not only are the men slapped with a series of copyright infringement lawsuits from the major studios but the city serves notice that they intend to demolish the building in which the store is located unless the owner can come up with sixty thousand dollars for repairs. Their solution? Make an original movie starring everyone in the neighbourhood to try and raise the necessary cash before the bulldozers move in. I really wanted to like this film....not only does it satirize America’s “Blockbuster” mentality but it also throws a few well placed jabs at corporate Hollywood in the process. Unfortunately it is just not that good. Gondry often sacrifices logic for a silly gag or mawkish sentimentality and Jack Black joins Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey on my list of extremely annoying character actors. In it’s own strange way though it is a love letter of sorts to the magic of cinema......a poorly worded letter with lots of spelling errors and written in crayon.......but sincere nonetheless.

teddypawz Apr 14, 2013

This was totally out of the norm. Loved it. I try to get my kids to do movie makeovers in their own eyes. Funny!

Monuu Dec 26, 2012

I like this movie it's different and it was cute

black_dog_4723 Sep 18, 2012

slightly entertaining!

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bdls206
Aug 08, 2011

I really enjoyed this one =, Jack Black and Mos Def are both incredibly good in this one. I would recommend this to fans of screwball comedies.

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Amalthea
Mar 11, 2011

It was only a little funny...and mostly boring. But if you like Jack Black movies, then at least give it a try.

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britprincess1
Jan 03, 2011

What started off as a fun film with an interesting nod to what once was great (the oh-so-beautiful big-boxed VHS) ended off with a completely different tone, resulting in a confusing and extremely off-putting mess that couldn't decide whether it was a comedic flick or a moving motion picture.

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seanfancy
Oct 14, 2010

this was so fabulous.

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Aug 08, 2011

Jerry: We did it...because we're Ghostbusters!
[gives thumbs up]

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Aug 08, 2011

Jerry: My brain's been paranized!

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Aug 08, 2011

Wilson: Are you the Key Holder or the Gate Keeper?

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Aug 08, 2011

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bdls206
Aug 08, 2011

Two bumbling store clerks inadvertently erase the footage from all of the tapes in their video rental store. In order to keep the business running, they re-shoot every film in the store with their own camera, with a budget of zero dollars.

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Aug 08, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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