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Be Kind Rewind

After a man (Jack Black) accidentally creates a magnetic field that erases a store's videotapes, he hatches a daring scheme to help his friend (Mos Def), a clerk at the store, keep his job. The two friends set out to re-create the most popular titles in the store's inventory, ranging from "The Lion King" to "Robocop."

Jack Black Jerry
Mos Def Mike
Danny Glover Mr. Fletcher
Mia Farrow Miss Falewicz
Melonie Diaz Alma
Chandler Parker Craig
Irv Gooch Wilson
Arjay Smith Manny
Marcus Carl Franklin Kid 1
Blake Hightower Kid 2
Amir Said Kid 3
Sigourney Weaver Ms. Lawson

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Feb 26, 2008 - Cprettyleaf on Be Kind Rewind

A movie with heart! This movie had the qualities of a classic comedy with a modern story of something that is happening all over America today.

So many neighborhood stores are going out of business in America because of the larger corporations that can sell the same product at a reduced cost but these large business are missing the friendly inviting atmosphere you get form a small neighborhood store.

The short remakes of blockbusters films the characters make are really funny and in some cases probably better than the original movie since they are condensed into a 20 min film.The response they get from the neighborhood is positive and you really get a feel for the people in this neighborhood. Everyone in the neighborhood gets involved which is the most endearing part of this movie. It just makes you feel good to see the people in this kinda rundown neighborhood happy.

This movie will give you the warm fuzzies and make you smile and remember the days before blockbuster and netfilx.

Feb 25, 2008 - AnDroo.Napoli on Be Kind Rewind
Old Fashioned

This movie was remenisant of the classic comedic works of the black and white era. I probably woudn't have made the connection had there not been some of the classic camera tricks of that era used in the film. It was an interesting movie littered with Lucille Ball like antics and childhood imagination beneith an overlay of ealy 80's TV drama where the kids have to save mom & pops' shop from imminant destruction by having some kind of bake sale.

...said 'Bake Sale' was implimented poorly. As stated as in the paragraph above, all the themes, ideas, and even characters have all done before. I would not be suprised if this was an actual modernized remake of some film the producers/directors hope no one ever notices. (Example: "Road Trip" the mega-movie that brutalized a much more amuzing and well executed 'B' movie "Overnight Delivery".)

Sure it was cute. Sure I got "warm fuzzies". Sure it had a cast of relatively normal people (Irony there, trust me) instead of being laden with Hollywood's megastars. And that's why I gave it the rating of 3 stars. It just needed more... And I'd like to see the original that this one ripped off if there is one...

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