• Be Kind Rewind (2008)

Be Kind Rewind

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

Keywords: Transformation, Underdog, Creative, 2000s, Spirited, Friendship, Police officer, Amusing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 88
    Wesley MorrisBoston Globe

    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

  • 75
    Rene RodriguezMiami Herald

    At its best when it is at its most freewheeling -- when it tramples past logic, motivation and basic plausibility in its pursuit of a funny, whimsical kind of nonsense. show more

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