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BE KIND REWIND – Jean-Michel Bernard

February 22, 2008 Leave a comment

Original Review by Jonathan Broxton

Be Kind Rewind is a very unusual comedy from director Michel Gondry, whose previous credits include the cult hit Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The film stars Mos Def as Mike, a video rental store clerk in suburban New Jersey who is obsessed with the life and work of Fats Waller. One day Mike’s best friend Jerry (Jack Black) – who lives very close to a nuclear power plant – comes into the store, having received an electric shock while attempting to sabotage the plant, and as a result of his ‘magnetism’, accidentally wipes every VHS tape in the store. In attempt to cover up their tracks, the duo comes up with an idea: they will remake every movie themselves on a handheld camcorder. Read more…