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A comedy about fear of commitment, hating your job, falling in love and other pop favorites.
When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt to figure out what went wrong. As Rob seeks out his former lovers to find out why they left, he keeps up his efforts to win Laura back.
The Good: Top five reasons why High Fidelity is a great film: 1. John Cusack delivers the best performance of his career. (Yes, better than Say Anything. Better than Being John Malkovich. Better than Thin Red Line. Better than Grosse Pointe Blank. Better than 2012.); 2. Jack Black is actually pretty funny and -- surprise -- not annoying here; 3. One of the finest examples of fourth wall breaking; 4. Excellent screenplay by Cusack, D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, and Scott Rosenberg, based on the novel by Nick Hornby (About a Boy); 5. Fantastic songs, with the highlight being a soulful rendition of Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On' by Sonic Death Monkey/Kathleen Turner Overdrive/Barry Jive and the Uptown Five.
The Bad: Nothing major.
The Bottom Line: The modern-day Annie Hall. You'll be putting this on repeat. Highly recommended.
I am Rob Gordon.
Rob Gordon is me.
The way he speaks, acts, and thinks is like looking at a mirror.
It's freaky man.
Should I be scared that as cynical as I already am, I'm probably gonna be even more cynical when I'm Rob's age?
Plus, considering this contains the song Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix (one of my favorite songs) this film was made for me.
It's freaky man.
What a perfect dramedy, I absolutely loved High Fidelity!
Basicaly this is a story about a man who doesn't know how to grow up. That man is Rob and Rob loves music and owns a record store. No problem with that. He works at what he truly loves but sometimes it seems like he did not even care. He is more obsessed with his list of the "Top 5 Breakups", including the one that just happened. He wants to know why every girl that he had been dating broke up with him.
This film is something original and I love the fact that we have the narration literally in the first person. Rob narrates everything to the camera and you…
Stephen Frears's adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel is one of those films you can't help but come back to. It may not be your typical romantic comedy, but it's certainly one of the best. Moving the setting from London to Chicago was no big deal really as Frears stayed pretty faithful to Hornby's source material about a thirty-something record store owner played by John Cusack who starts to question his luck with women after being dumped by his girlfriend.
Featuring an impressive support cast that includes Jack Black (toned down to perfection), Iben Hjejle as Cusack's on-off girlfriend and small cameos from the likes of Catherine Zeta-Jones and Tim Robbins, this has one of the sharpest scripts around with plenty…
After realizing I had not a very intimate relation with Stephen Frears, since I have only watched his latest film, Philomena (which did not amaze me that much), I decided to watch High Fidelity. It follows Rob Gordon, who is the owner of a music store on the verge of bankruptcy which only sells vinyl records. Unlucky in love and at the same time a walking encyclopedia of music, the walks of life end up taking him to analyze his choices and priorities, making him into a more mature person.
High Fidelity is developed in a particular structure, which I quite liked, where the main character creates a relationship with the audience by revealing his deeper thoughts and by exploring…
If you REALLY wanted to screw me up, you should've gotten to me earlier.
The reason this film works so well has nothing to do with the music or the record store itself. The characters portrayed are universal. You could replace the record store with a comic book store or a sports bar without changing the characters or much of the story. That's not to say that the music and it's references aren't an enjoyable part of the film, they most certainly are. It's just not what makes the film good.
Most men that have been in more then one relationship, or even been through as little as one break up can identify with Rob Gordon (John Cusack) on…
"What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?"
''What really matters is what you like, not what you are like. Books, records, films...these things matter. Call me shallow but it's the fucking truth.''
A film about a melomaniac man with an unlucky love life.
Funny and smart. I like how they make fun of music snobs, and I also liked the intensity of Cusack's character. I laughed a lot with his outbursts of anger.
I prefer the book
Still it's still fun to watch
As much as I dislike John Cusack, he's been in some pretty decent films (and more importantly tolerable in them) before his modern slew of shit he's literally been churning out. Jack Black is also an actor who receives a lot of instant dismissals but I don't mind him, he can get a little over the top but he's talented particularly with Linklater. The film doesn't have a strong cinematic presence the most obvious technique being how stagey the direct to audience break of the 4th wall, but in a filmy Spike Lee emboldened kinda way. Hjejle does not work or at least doesn't work for the majority of the film, she just feels so inconsequential and minor compared to the vivaciousness of the supporting cast that she's entirely blank as a person of supposed interest. Tim Robbins is also hilarious in what I hope is an intentionally douchey casting choice.
I absolutely loved all the music references in this film and the narrative. The world needs more of John Cusack.
τι σκουπιδι θεε μου. χειροτερο απο αρθρο σε αντρικο περιοδικο με τους τοπ 5 τροπους να την πεισεις να δωσει κωλο.
ζω στο 2015 και ολοι γυρω μου ειναι μαλακες χαρακτηρες απ' το high fidelity.
Give that big final good luck and goodbye to your all-time top five and just move on down the road.
This is a good little film that perhaps isn't much on paper. But with it's love for the subject and by the sheer passion and charisma the actors bring to the table it becomes to a comfortable blanket that I will probably snuggle under a couple of more times in the future!
Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress.
'A COSBY SWEATER!'
Sure it's not as good as the book, sure the dialogue is pretty 'unrealistic' and overwritten but the better qualities of this film really do seem to outweigh it's most obvious flaws. It's really hits the nail on the head in regards to the obsessive dork cultures that people are apart of. A great cast of people, a cool soundtrack and some real laugh out loud moments make for a really entertaining watch.
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