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High Fidelity follows the 'mid-life' crisis of Rob, a thirty-something record-store owner who must face the undeniable facts - he's growing up. In a hilarious homage to the music scene, Rob and the wacky, offbeat clerks that inhabit his store expound on the intricacies of life and song all the while trying to succeed in their adult relationships. Are they listening to pop music because they are miserable? Or are they miserable because they listen to pop music? This romantic comedy provides a whimsical glimpse into the male view of the affairs of the heart. Written by
In Rob Gordon's store, there are posters and sticker featuring several US Hardcore Punk bands (Warzone, Integrity, Bad Brains, Blood for Blood, and etc.) who had all released material on Chicago-based label Victory Records. See more »
In the opening scene, Rob is listening to the 13th Floor Elevators on his stereo via headphones. Laura walks in, leans and pulls the lead out of the stereo. This should mean the music is playing out loud, but it doesn't. After she leaves, Rob turns the music up and it plays through the normal speakers. But she never turned it down. See more »
What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?
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After all the credits, the crackling out-groove of a vinyl album is heard. See more »
Can't believe Stephen Frears directed that self depreciating whiny piece of film,
That films has been miscast completely, Catherine Zeta Jones is too old to play her part, so is Tim Robbins, same goes for John Cusack, and it makes the film really awkward to watch like if you were watching The Sound Of Music with the kids being played by badly shaved 20 years old,
John Cusack's acting here is terrible, he over plays his part, and most of the cast except for Jack Black (which is quite something considering he's usually the one who over acts) try too hard to be believable
For a comedy it's absolutely Un funny, except for the bits where Jack Black abuses people, John Cusak plays a self obsessed, selfish, moaning wimpy sexist prick that we are supposed to feel sorry for, the intrusive fourth wall talk are annoying as hell and breaks the rhythm of the film, some of the dialogs are painfully bad, the only good thing about that movie is the awesome production design
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