A lovable loser is stuck in a life that’s too small for his big dreams. But when he unintentionally erases all the tapes in a video store where his best friend works, he devises a plan to satisfy the store’s few loyal customers by re-creating and refilming every movie they decide to rent.
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Clever, endearing, loving, and full of heart. Absolutely goofy, but with real ideals underneath the ridiculous plot (not completely well balanced, but present.) Purely admirable for Michel Gondry's unique style and passion, clearly siphoned through a spirited script and cast. The last moments of the film, as surreal as they may be, are actually some of the most heartwarming minutes I've seen in any movie. Love it.
I really enjoy this movie. Jack Black is usually a boring loser but in this one him and Mos Def are a perfect duo. I also love the "spectators contribue to movies" aspect so that you can really appreciate the underlined meaning or, in my case, just appreciate the good quality humor and recover peacefully from a mindkilling hangover.
Besides be funny, this film shows the love for make films, what I think is really nice to see when you loves the art of cinema in general, it show that everybody can make a film if you really love cinema. I personally like movies about the love for cinema.
Some films you get and some films you just don't. I did not get this film at all, Gondry definitely has a unique eye for capturing imagery but outside of that i did not like or understand the point of this film. About the only thing i liked was Danny Glover's performance period.
This is actually probably the only Gondry film I liked which is somewhat ironic since it seems it was his least well-recieved. The idea of sweding films and execution of it on film was simply too clever.
Besides...it spawned this anyways:
Disappointing comedy from Michel Gondry is strangely devoid of any real laughs. It's an original concept, and the cast is amiable enough, but it's dull and predictable - never as funny or charming as it should have been. Watching fan-made "Sweded" videos on YouTube is far more entertaining than anything in this movie.
I just saw this Gondryfest. You can't go and not like this movie. It's amazing! What's preposterous about loving creativity and imagination? Maybe I'm coming form the standpoint of a wannabe sweder, but this movie makes me want to go out and raise the roof. Let's go make a movi e!
Michel Gondry is a visual genius. And, the script for this film is extremely imaginative and hilarious. Casting Jack Black along with Mos Def was definitely a great casting call. The movie makes me want to re-watch all the amazing 90s classics that I grew up with such as Ghostbusters, Robocop and the Back to the Future Trilogy...