Sunday, March 22, 2009

Be Kind, Rewind

Be Kind, Rewind
[DVD Be]

Amusing, quirky, light-hearted, sentimental, and filled with movie in-jokes, Be Kind, Rewind is a treat. Efforts by a couple of video store clerks (and eventually their entire neighborhood) to save a run-down videotape rental business whose stock as been accidentally erased prove to be both broadly humorous and oddly touching. Mos Def and Jack Black star as the hapless friends, who attempt to refilm their own short versions of all of the classic movies (Ghostbusters, RoboCop, Driving Miss Daisy, etc.) with their neighbors as the actors. Although the film takes a slightly surreal twist at times, it is still a pleasant little diversion of a comedy, which should particular appeal to film buffs. Also stars Danny Glover, Sigourney Weaver and Mia Farrow -- but the real stars of the film are all the Passaic, NJ locals who had odd little bit parts. -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library

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Anonymous said...

Why are you stealing other website's content?

Anonymous said...

Take a look at the tags on the post you are referring to in your comment. They clearly point to the owner of the material,BookGuide.

BookGuide said...

Not only that, but this particular DVD movie review (an odd thing to have show up on a site that purports to be reviews of business books!) was actually written by me, specifically! It also appeared on the BookGuide site weeks before being used here in the BookGuide Blog, from which directly copied it.

Scott C.