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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