Jerry's a veteran with many mishaps;
Fletcher must pay up or repair the gaps.
Mike is his understudy while he's away,
Preventing a wrecking ball, soon they say.
Jerry's a nuisance in every way;
Plot points are absurd, but, well...okay.
When Jerry tries to sabotage a power plant,
Customers at "Be Kind Rewind" try but can't,
Watch their bargain movies on the VCR.
So Jerry and Mike become the stars,
Of "Sweded" movies made from a mini-cam,
Psyching people out with their silly scam.
Warm, engaging performances by Glover and Mos Def,
Leave us smiling and cheering for what they have left.
Jack Black gives us his usual hyper suit;
Creating a parody that's goofy and cute.
Of every familiar movie you could ever see,
Hooked up to a VCR and a TV!
A J.P.'s Pick--3*'s= Good
Yes, there's a little preachiness here, but it doesn't puncture the party mood. Or stop Chappelle telling dirty jokes about prostitutes, for that matter. Thanks to him this isn't just a musical feast, but a rib-busting comedy too.
Chappelle keeps things lively, joking on camera, punctuating the acts with gags , while Michel Gondry maintains our interest, focusing as much on Chappelle's energy and wit, and goings-on behind the scenes, as the gig itself.
Works marvel after marvel in expressing the bewildering beauty and existential horror of being trapped inside one's own addled mind, and in allegorising the self-preserving amnesia of a broken but hopeful heart.
I wish Jim Carrey would do more roles this dramatic. This movie shows how amazing of a dramatic actor he is. It wasn't his usual \"rubber face\" kind of comedy, rather very serious and raw. All the actors did such a great job with this movie. Even better, this is the type of movie you'll want to watch more than once, which means you more than get your money's worth. You don't realize until near the end that the movie starts out near the end. It's brilliantly written and directed. You'll realize that when you watch some of the extras on the DVD. Watch the interview with the director and Jim Carrey and you'll learn a lot of little known facts and interesting stories about the making of the movie. If Carrey would just do more roles like this, then more people would realize what a phenomenal actor he could be.\n\nIt's styled more like an artsy independant film which gives it a unique look, along with finally crafted special effects that are so well blended with the movie, you're not sitting there thinking \"That's a special effect\". Instead, you're so wrapped up in the story without even realizing it. I very highly recommend this movie, especially if you've never seen it.