Monday, February 18, 2008

Movie to See In Theaters : Be Kind Rewind

Each week I will recommend a movie you should see in theaters. I will show you the trailer,plot,reviews and more.

Here is the trailer

Jerry, a junkyard worker, attempts to sabotage a power plant that he believes is melting his brain. But when his plan goes awry, the magnetic field that he creates accidentally erases all of the videotapes in a local video store where his best friend Mike works. Fearing that the mishap will cost Mike his job, the two friends team up to keep the store's only loyal customer - a little old lady with a tenuous grasp on reality - from realizing what has happened by recreating and re-filming every movie that she decides to rent. From "Back to the Future," to "Robocop," to "Rush Hour," to "The Lion King," Jerry and Mike become the biggest stars in their neighborhood by starring in the biggest movies ever made.

Genres: Comedy
Release Date: February 22nd, 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual references.
New Line Cinema


by HollyWood Reporter

For all of Gondry's undeniable talent, it would be hard to imagine him pulling off this delicate and even cornball conceit without his star, Jack Black. With irrepressible exuberance and going-in-five-directions energy, Black is the embodiment of Gondry's whimsical notion that a small-town Ed Wood could infect an entire downtrodden neighborhood with the filmmaking fever.

As with most Gondry films, "Rewind" is not for all tastes. Its good-natured sweetness will appeal to many; others may shun the fractured fairy tale altogether. Yet this French filmmaker has developed enough of an international fan base for his fanciful films to fully support this modestly budgeted effort. New Line releases the film Feb. 22.
Certain that microwaves from the power plant he lives near are killing him, Jerry (Black), a mechanic in the struggling New Jersey town of Passaic, tries to sabotage the plant. Only he gets caught in an electromagnetic field that leaves him dazed, confused and magnetized. He thus inadvertently erases every videotape in a rental store run by his childhood pal Mike (Mos Def) while its owner, Mr. Fletcher (Danny Glover), is away.

When customer Miss Falewicz (Mia Farrow) wants to check out "Ghostbusters," Jerry and Mike stall her until the end of the day. They spend that time making their own version of that film using a video camera, homemade props and playing all the roles themselves. Miss Falewicz, who has never seen the film, actually likes their version. So the two continue the ruse by making crude versions of "Rush Hour," "Robocop," "Boyz N the Hood" and "The Lion King" for loyal customers. Jerry calls the process of re-enacting these popular movies "sweding," though the reason for that term is a bit hazy. see more of the review here


There were scenes in Michel Gondry's Be Kind Rewind that made me laugh so hard that I was in pain. Really. The intense pleasure started started around the time that a magnetized Jerry (played by a wonderfully nerdy Jack Black) and the tormented video store manager Mike (an equally wonderful, wide-eyed Mos Def) decided to remake the 1980s classic film Ghost Busters.

All the videos in the independently owned video store Be Kind Rewind had been erased, and Miss Falewicz (Mia Farrow), an important customer, demanded to rent the movie. Jerry and Mike have only a day, and they start in their New Jersey library, filming that famous opening scene, the ghost and the librarian in the stacks. With just one handheld video camera, they do it all: the gooey marsh mellow monster, the sound track, the saving of New York. The run time: "Only twenty minutes." Twenty minutes. You have to be there, in the theater, to know how funny that line is. The screening room was filled with film critics, holding their stomachs, laughing. Or maybe that was just me.

The remake of Ghost Busters turns out to be a huge success. Miss Falewicz positively loves it. Which leads to the next customer request: Rush Hour 2, in which Jack Black impersonates Jackie Chan, making his eyes go offensively squinty to become Asian. Once again, the film is a hit. Mad throngs of returning customers, in fact, love all the Sweded movies.


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