This movie captures so perfectly the perspective of many who love music: to have such passion for a band, to take pride in knowing lesser known artists, their influences, and music trivia, and to snobbishly judge others for what they listen to, even though it’s all of course personal and subjective. It’s also a pretty good movie about the difficulty of relationships. John Cusack is talented, funny, and likeable as a record store owner floundering his way through breakups, mainly because as much as he’s an expert on music, he’s a dunce about women. He often talks directly to the camera, drifting back to memories and musing over various ‘top five’ lists. The film also has a fantastic supporting cast, including Jack Black in his breakout role, Joan Cusack in some great scenes opposite her brother, Lisa Bonet, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Tim Robbins among others. Quirky and well-done, this film has something for everyone.