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Be Kind RewindMichel Gondry's latest is a lovable fantasia about a New Jersey video-store clerk (Be Kind RewindComedyPT102MPG-13Michel Gondry's latest is a lovable fantasia about a New Jersey video-store clerk (2008-06-13Mia FarrowDanny GloverMia Farrow, Danny GloverNew Line Cinema
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Be Kind Rewind

Genre: Comedy; Starring: Jack Black, Mos Def, Mia Farrow, Danny Glover; Director: Michel Gondry; Author: Michel Gondry; Release Date Wide: 02/22/2008; Runtime (in minutes): 102; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: New Line Cinema

Michel Gondry’s latest is a lovable fantasia about a New Jersey video-store clerk (Mos Def) whose magnetized pal (Jack Black) erases the VHS inventory, forcing them to re-create everything from RoboCop to Driving Miss Daisy. Be Kind Rewind’s actors play well-worn roles: Black is a tiresome maniac; Danny Glover, as the store’s owner, is cranky and wise. But their camaraderie is infectious, as is the film’s hilarious tribute to movie lovers everywhere. EXTRAS A too-short doc about the Passaic, N.J., locals who won bit parts in Rewind and — fittingly — were just thrilled to be on the big screen. A-

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