"Be Kind Rewind" is a Lo-Fi, Movie-Mad Reverie 

There just aren't enough weird movies being made. That's the conclusion I came to after seeing Be Kind Rewind, French filmmaker Michel Gondry's ode to VHS and Fats Waller.

Jack Black and Mos Def star as Jerry and Mike, two dopey New Jersey video-store denizens. After Jerry (Black) is magnetized in a power-plant accident, he erases all the tapes in the store, leading Jerry and Mike (Mos Def) to remake the films themselves to replenish the stock. (That's the straightforward part.)

Be Kind Rewind isn't just bizarre; it's positively oblique ...

Read the rest of Greg Akers' review here.



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