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Release Date: February 22nd, 2008

DVD Release Date: June 17th, 2008

PG-13|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
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."

Cast: Jack Black, Yasiin Bey, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow, Melonie Diaz, Chandler Parker, Irv Gooch, Arjay Smith

Director: Michel Gondry

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Partizan

Distributors: New Line Cinema

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  • A charmingly off-the-wall little tale. Black doesn't do anything he hasn't done before (in fact, he's already done his remake of King Kong!). show more

  • It's refreshing to see Gondry's moviemaking still possessed by the community spirit he caught a few years ago with "Dave Chappelle's Block Party." show more

  • It's an exuberant, fanciful fable set amid the scruffy outskirts of American society, where people's need for escapism coincides with their desire to participate in its creation. show more

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