Be Kind Rewind

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Be Kind Rewind ★★½ 2008 (PG-13)

Simple guy Jerry (Black) lives in a trailer, works at a junkyard, and likes to hang out at Mr. Fletcher's (Glover) titular video rental store,where his buddy Mike (Def) works. After a mishap at a local power plant magnetizes Jerry, accidentally erases all of the videotapes (the store is VHS only), so Jerry and Mike enlist the talents of the very cute Alma (Diaz) from the nearby dry cleaner to help them reenact and re-record all of the movies for rental as usual. The oddball store regulars get wise to their shenanigans and everyone wants to play a part, which makes Jerry, Mike and the video store unlikely celebrities. Black is Black and the whole thing is often silly and obvious, but entertaining nonetheless. 100m/C DVD . US Jack Black, Mos Def, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow, Melonie Diaz, Arjay Smith, Sigourney Weaver, Chandler Parker, Irv Gooch; D: Michel Gondry; W: Michel Gondry; C: Ellen Kuras; M: JeanMichel Bernard.