Be Kind Rewind

Synopsis: In Passaic, NJ, Elroy Fletcher runs a video store in a condemned building he claims was the birthplace of Fats Waller. Fletcher goes on a Waller centennial trip, leaving his foster son Mike in charge of the store. Mike's peculiar friend Jerry tries to sabotage a power station and nearly electrocutes himself, getting magnetized in the process. He inadvertently erases every tape in the store. Mike and Jerry hatch an plan to hide the disaster by making a homemade "Ghostbusters" to rent to a woman whom Fletcher will be phoning to check on them. Soon, with help, their homemade versions of films develop a cult following. Will this new business save the store and the building? What about Fats?
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Michel Gondry
Production: New Line Cinema
  4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

to worry about the police.

- I worked my magic on them.

- Yeah, he did confuse them.

Okay, they think some gangsters did it.

- And you confused them?

- Yeah, with my finesse.

Yeah, I feel great. You sure

this is gonna bring us more customers?

I hope so. I mean, anyway, don't you think

it's time the people around here...

...started to learn a bit little about, you

know, the history of their neighborhood?

I mean, people don't even know

who Fats is.

- It's a little embarrassing.

- Hey. Hey. That's not true.

- We know who Fats Waller is.

- Is that right?

Bet you can't sing a jazz song.

- Oh, challenge.

- Uh-oh. Uh-oh.

That's not jazz.

Fuzzy, oh, oh

Fuzzy wuzzy was a bear

Fuzzy jazzy had no hair

Fuzzy wuzzy wasn't fuzzy, was he?

Yes, he was, he was Fuzzy

Had a fuzzy face

Check this out and let me say

One thing to you

Watch me play my fuzzy bass

Standup bass.

I'm sorry, Mr. Fletcher.

It's all right, Jerry. I got it.

Actually, you gotta go back to work.

Duty calls. You gotta

go back to the microwave.

I think I saw one of your creations

just roll by.

- Turn the microwave on high.

- You think it's a joke?

Let me tell you, you're gonna

be responsible for my brain tumor.

- All of you guys are.

- Where the hell is Jerry?

Man, what's her problem?

She said she wanted a sporty car,

now she's freaking out.

You did that?

- I don't want this.

- Don't forget your salad bowl.

I told you she wouldn't be

into them big pipes.

Polish or not, she's still a girl.

Come on, Wilson.

She couldn't get the doors open.

Well, she could have went through

the window.

These damn helmets.

I don't think they're helping

with the microwaves at all.

Oh, you'll thank me.

- All right, I'll see you in the morning.

- All right, thanks.

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Michel Gondry

Michel Gondry (French: [miʃɛl ɡɔ̃dʁi]; born 8 May 1963) is a French independent film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is noted for his inventive visual style and distinctive manipulation of mise en scène. He won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay as one of the writers of the 2004 film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. His other films include the surrealistic science fantasy comedy The Science of Sleep (2006), the comedy Be Kind Rewind (2008), the superhero action comedy The Green Hornet (2011), the drama The We and the I (2012), and the romantic science fantasy tragedy Mood Indigo (2013). He is well known for his music video collaborations with Radiohead, Björk, Beck, The Chemical Brothers and The White Stripes. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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