Saturday, 14 November 2009

DVD picks: Be Kind Rewind

A little sweet comedy, Be Kind Rewind may be a bit contrived but it doesn't disappoint. To cut the story short, Mike and Jerry end up making their own versions of the biggest Hollywood hits after all the VHS tapes they give out on rent go blank (due to a liberty the screenplay writers had to take for setting up the comedy). Moreover, they also include the whole neighbourhood as extras in the films, only adding to the popularity of the store.

Surprisingly these 20-minute versions are a hit, but now with the store owner back from a holiday, and film studios suing for copyright violation, there is one last film to make.

The storyline is thin, and the film mostly hangs on the innovative remake of films like Ghostbusters, Rush Hour 2 and Driving Miss Daisy. Jack Black stands out and adds energy and much needed warmth to the weak screenplay.

A pleasant watch.

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