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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…
This is probably a better movie if you like to hear John Cusack talk. I don't happen to be one of those people. I think they did the third wall stuff pretty good but I'm not that interested in Cusacks sad boy monologues. Most of the supporting cast is pretty good and it's well written.
I wanted a good romantic movie. I was attracted to it by the synopsis of recounting past loves. It wasnt as romantic.. It didn't make me giddy. Alright movie.
A small slice of a time and place and of a man therein.
This film is perfectly cast and features mostly great performances. Even Jack Black works, in perhaps an anomaly for his career. The film is refreshing, funny, and bittersweet.
(Discussion of misogyny, sexual assualt in the following review).
I only really finished this film so I could write a review about how much I hated it. John Cusack plays the typical Nice Guy TM that seems to take center stage in male-lead romcoms, and unlike (500) Days of Summer the point of the movie is not necessarily to show how gross he is (although, on some level, like in all film - the protagonist does have to learn his lesson, make a culminating critical choice related to his flaw, and so on).
This movie hasn't aged well. John Cusack's character, Rob or Bob or whatever his name is, is hard to sympathize with as he is not only playing…
Os melhores momentos de ALTA FIDELIDADE são aqueles nos quais o trio de vendedores demonstra seu conhecimento sobre a indústria fonográfica e esnoba todos os compradores à sua volta. Evidentemente, todos os outros momentos não ficam muito atrás. Baita filme!
I'm a sucker for a good old romantic comedy. I'm also a sucker for some good old-fashioned cynicism. Maybe I was destined to love this movie. A very smart, well-written comedy, with very real, vivid characters.
"In its celebration of young adulthood as manifested in the typical heterosexual male, High Fidelity is never too morally diagnostic of the social ills that it lampoons, but is decidedly on the side of its female characters, even if its endlessly relatable male protagonist is at the center of our attention. Thankfully, Frears’ film is still as riotously entertaining and intelligent as it ever was, making it one of the great comedies of the still young twenty-first century in motion pictures, and proof of the universal nature of the struggles of man in his quest for the girl of his dreams, forever an ephemeral chimera in the desert of his own imagination and corresponding immaturity."
Not actually a film about music and actually a film about one really petulant manchild's quest to figure out why his girlfriend dumped him (because he's a petulant manchild who refuses to grow, that's why). At times, Rob is the stereotypical, prototypical hipster asshole who defines himself by his taste. Combined with the narcissism, sexism, and enough foresight to realize that he's kind of an asshole but not enough to stop being one - at least initially - and he's basically the average /mu/tant. It's appropriate, then, that his great realization that he should be more faithful and stop chasing fantasy women comes from being sick of himself. I empathize with the guy waaaaaay too much. I feel like this…
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