Saturday, March 08, 2008
I saw Be Kind, Rewind (and be sure to check out the cool website) today in the theater. I had seen the preview a while ago and knew I HAD to see it. That's rare for me, since going to the movies often makes me either stressed or annoyed. But the idea of two people remaking movies, and one of them being the super sweet Mos Def, struck me as hilarious. I didn't realize (or remember maybe) that the movie was made by Michel Gondry, the guy who directed Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and, therefore, had a somewhat artsy feel. In fact, I think they bunked the whole advertising campaign and should have had it look much more artsy-ish so that artsier people would see it. Not the twelve year-olds who were in the audience. The movie did not disappoint me at all. It was lovely and strange, had great acting, and had one scene where I was one of those crazy people you hear in theaters laughing really loudly. I was actually crying during the Ghostbusters scene. So freakin' funny!!! When they were filming in the library-- and then it was supposed to be a hotel and they said they were in the children's book section of the hotel-- and then when that old guy was supposed to be Sigourney Weaver-- that's comedy! I can't wait until it comes out on video (DVD), so I can watch that part over and over. I hope, though, that it is as funny as I remember, not disappointing like when I bought the DVD for Hot Fuzz and watched it after I remembered laughing like a loon in the theater, only to realize that it's just not that funny the second time around. Anyway, I highly recommend Be Kind, Rewind, an nontraditional, feel-good flick.
Posted by Julie H at 7:05 PM