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From the guys who brought you GROSSE POINTE BLANK comes the absolutely hilarious HIGH FIDELITY. John Cusack (BEING JOHN MALKOVICH) stars as Rob Gordon, the owner of a semi-failing record store located on one of the back streets of Chicago. He sells music the old-fashioned way -- on vinyl, with two wacky clerks, the hysterically funny rock snob Barry (Jack Black) and the more quietly opinionated underachiever Dick (Todd Luiso). But Rob's business isn't the only thing in his life that's floundering -- his needle skips the love groove when his longtime girlfriend Laura (newcomer Iben Hjejle) walks out on him. And this forces him to examine his past failed attempts at romance the only way he knows how! For a rocking fun time, give HIGH FIDELITY a spin. It's sure to make your all-time top five list for comedies -- with a bullet.
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He spends his days at his record store, Championship Vinyl, where he holds court over the customers that drift through. Helping Rob in his task of musical elitism are Dick (Todd Louiso) and Barry (Jack Black), the "musical moron twins," as he refers to them. Armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of all things musical, they compile "top five" lists for every conceivable occasion, openly mock the ignorance of their customers, and, every so often, sell a few records.
Awesome film, the outtakes should have been included, they are hysterical
The self-dialoguing in Mr. Cusack's Rob to me is as close to a honest confession of a man's view point as can be. How Rob sees women and relationships are how many men (regardless of age) see women and relationships. Men are in general not as self-aware and as emotionally mature as women are (not a put-down here). This movie gives me an insight into how men's mind at work on a sub-conscious level.
This movie deserves a 5 star because of its realness and the great ensemble cast. A true conversational topic if you ever wanted to talk about relationship and movie in a social situation. :)
High Fidelity is more a clever comedy-drama for dramaphobics than a simple comedy. Although many scenes are funny and some are side-splitting, the story runs deeper than that. I've heard complaints about Cusack's monologues to the camera throughout the film, yet I think they're indispensible. His monologues are key to the story--because it's all about his perspective and how it matures--and they add humorous touches that otherwise couldn't be drawn out without straining the dialogue.
What's great about High Fidelity is that its characters are real people. They think in real ways, react to things like people we know would react. They deliver witty lines only if it suits their character, not if the screenwriter wishes to inject a cheap laugh. The obnoxious characters have their quiet moments; the beautiful people show ugly rough patches; some shoplifting nobodies turn out to be talented guys with a future. At every turn the movie encourages viewers to look beneath the surface of every character. The entire cast gives a solid, believable performance.
The down side: It's a tad long, and it doesn't really "click" until the first twenty or thirty minutes are past. At that point it's revealed as something more involved than a simple comedy, though none the worse for it. But these are minor flaws and will probably do the film no harm over time. I believe this movie to be one of the new classics, or at least one of the films that will inspire the next generation of revolutionary filmmakers to do something different and truly unique. High Fidelity doesn't try to fit the mold of a comedy or a drama, but sets its own pace and its own rules.