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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…
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Top five reasons why I loved this film:
1. The first minute of the film. The philosophy about people blaming all the violence that teens watch on TV, but the real reason for sorrow happens to be sad music. And the contemplation about which came first, music or misery? Right then I knew I was going love this one.
2. John Cusack. He does such a brilliant job in playing a single and lonely individual, who longs and reminisces about his past relationships. God, he is totally lovable and I cannot think of anyone who could have done justice to this role like he did. And the first person narrative makes it that much more intimate and…
Jack Black actually wasn't annoying for like the third time in his whole career.
A movie about relationships and music with good sense of humour. A journey of self discover who portrays the passage to the adult life.
Every time I watch this, I like that chick less and less. Still, I love this movie.
Three men with aspberger syndrome deal with the hardships of running a record store and maintaining human relationships. Truly powerful.
Um, we kind of had this record store here. I'm not a fan of elitist music pricks honestly. Music belongs to EVERYONE now. Ha! (Take that). A funnier performance from Joan than John (or Jack) in my opinion.
we watched this because wethought it was the one with john cusack standing outside with a boombox, but it turns out this is the one with john cusack standing outside in the rain. all stars are for stiff little fingers and that marantz reciever.
It's never not baffling when someone at Chapman U tells me that they dislike the entirety of ANNIE HALL because they despise Alvy Singer so much (ugh first off the movie never urges us to be on his side, plus Allen is deprecating the New York socialite thru him blahblahblah).... But after watching HIGH FIDELITY, I get the feeling.
Fuck Rob Gordon.
A great movie about music fans. Record store scenes are great, but I also feel like if we had a movie consisting only of them, a wish I've read from many a fan of this movie, a vinyl CLERKS of sorts, it may have driven me more mad than this final product. Would definitely suggest listening to the massive Spotify playlist of songs referred to in this movie over watching this movie.
Qué tristeza. Pero no.
The book was so much better
1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
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