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Soundtracks Of Our Lives: High Fidelity captured the snob’s—and the soundtrack’s—waning powers

26 March 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

“What really matters is what you like, not what you are like,” John Cusack’s Rob Gordon declares midway through High Fidelity, an admission the obsessive, self-obsessed record collector preemptively defends with, “Call me shallow, but it’s the fucking truth.” In Stephen Frears’ film—as in Nick Hornby’s novel of laddish arrested development that inspired it—Rob already realizes that judging people based solely on their taste leads to superficial relationships, the kind steeped in a constant game of one-upsmanship of the sort he engages in with his Top 5 list-compiling, frenemy coworkers. They also keep him from forming deeper connections with people, like his ex-girlfriend, who could give a shit.

It’s meant to be a mark of Rob’s personal growth that, eventually, he’s able to set aside his arrogance to reunite with a woman who listens to Art Garfunkel’s solo albums. And yet ...


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