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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…
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…
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…
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…
My favourite film,
Watching with my bestest friend,
Last film for the year.
A haiku about watching High Fidelity with my best friend, who had not seen my favourite film before.
Hilarious and poignant tale about a man and his various breakups. This is ultimately a man who has to learn to be more responsible for his actions. This film also is edited to perfection and has a pretty incredible soundtrack.
'High Fidelity' is fifteen years old now, and has aged like a fine vinyl record - a
capsule of a time gone by, but still cool.
I think this is Cusack's best performance. He was great in 'Say Anything...' and the best part of the overpraised 'Maps to the Stars', but with his hand in writing the screenplay, he makes Rob Gordon, the list-making down-on-his-luck record store owner, feel real. Jack Black and a plethora of women fill the cast too, and Cusack's dynamic with all of them feel right-on.
'High Fidelity' is a little in-your-face at times, but when it speaks intelligence about cool records and relationships, it works well.
Three years since I saw this film and I enjoyed like it was my first time watching it again. Jack Black is hilarious in this film. I found myself rewinding almost every one of his gags. The way music is interwoven throughout - and through John Cusack's lively narrative - is masterful. The humour and drama is so effective, I actually consider the film a modern masterpiece.
I should give this movie 5 stars on the sole basis I love music and my RYM account fucking wreaks this one.
Um dos meus filmes favoritos. Roteiro bem Pop e romântico, com uma estrutura criativa, bem humorada, mas com aquele toque de drama. Cheio de boas referências à cultura e à música Pop, tornando a obra ainda mais pessoalmente significativa para mim. Pra ver e rever muitas vezes.
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Ainda há enorme identificação. E a convicção de que, com o tempo, peças fundamentais do meu quebra cabeça foram avariadas.
An anxious, oblivious, and neurotic John Cusack lecturing me on commitment, desire, and rock n' roll for almost two hours is MUCH better than the therapist I'm currently paying for.
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