Michel Gondry: First Image from 'Be Kind, Rewind'

June 1, 2007


I wouldn't usually post a single image from a movie that's not coming out for almost a year (April 2008, to be exact), but since this one's from Michel Gondry, who directed one of my all-time favorites, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, I'll give it a pass. Plus, it's got a delightfully strange synopsis:

When Jerry becomes accidentally magnetized while trying to sabotage the power plant he believes is melting his brain, the magnetic field he gives off ends up erasing all of the tapes in the video store where his best friend Mike works. Now Mike may lose his job, and the only way the friends can think to save it is to keep the one regular customer they have - a little old lady with a tenuous grasp on reality - from recognizing what has happened. The way they do this? By recreating and refilming every movie that she decides to rent of course! From Driving Miss Daisy to Ghostbusters to Rush Hour, these two friends become the biggest stars in their neighbourhood by starring in the biggest movies in the world.

I'll admit, I always credited Eternal Sunshine's awesomeness more to Charlie Kaufman than Michel Gondry, but Jack Black needs a hit so I'm staying optimistic. And it co-stars Danny Glover, so there's no way it can fail. The man's like King Midas!

Oh, and if when the trailer comes out Mos Def's voice is in any way similar to the retarded cartoon croak he used in Sixteen Blocks, I'll be staying home.


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