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.
In an underrated effort that brings together such disparate actors as Jack Black, Mos Def, and Mia Farrow, this warm and whimsical feel-good fourth feature from Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) is a loving ode to DIY filmmaking. A scrappy, inventive, charming comedy.
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
Abel Ferrara, 2007, Italy
Pedro Almodóvar, 2006, Spain
Federico Fellini, 1963, Italy
Peter Greenaway, 1982, United Kingdom
Charlie Chaplin, 1940, United States
Thomas Vinterberg, 1998, Denmark
Wim Wenders, 1987, West Germany