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BE KIND REWIND <span>(2008)</span> artwork


Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 98

Release dates 15/02/2008

BBFCInsight Contains infrequent moderate sex references and comic violence

Director(s) Michel Gondry

Cast includes Jack Black, Mos Def, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow, Melonie Diaz, Irv Gooch, Chandler Parker, Arjay Smith, Quinton Aaron, Gio Perez

Summary Directed by Michel Gondry ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"), this comedy stars Jack Black as Jerry, whose plans to sabotage a power plant go awry. Now magnetized, he accidentally erases every tape at the video store where his friend Mike (Mos Def) works. But their most loyal customer -- an elderly woman whose mind is starting to slip -- still expects to see her favourite movies, so Jerry and Mike set out on the near-impossible task of re-creating every movie in the store. Meanwhile the store's owner (Danny Glover)has taken time away from work to study more successful video stores in the hopes of finding a way to make business boom for his little "Be Kind Rewind" video rental outfit. It isn't long before Mike and Jerry's movie making scheme attracts the attention of the locals who flock to the store to rent the laugh-a-minute remakes of well known films. Unfortunately though, their little film making enterprise also attracts the attention of an FBI agent (Sigourney Weaver) who has more than a few legal issues to discuss them. The community do what they can to rally round their local film making heroes as they go head to head with the FBI.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BE KIND REWIND is a comedy about a pair of men who work in a rundown video store and create their own versions of popular Hollywood films. It was classified ‘12’ for one moderate sex reference.

The BBFC’s Guidelines at ‘12’ state that 'Sexual references may reflect what is likely to be familiar to most adolescents but should not go beyond what is suitable for them'. BE KIND REWIND includes one brief joke about masturbation but it is sufficiently discreet and comic to be acceptable at '12'.

BE KIND REWIND also includes mild bad language.


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