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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
31 March 2000 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A comedy about fear of commitment, hating your job, falling in love and other pop favorites.
Plot:
Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 20 nominations See more »
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Cast

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John Cusack ... Rob Gordon

Iben Hjejle ... Laura

Todd Louiso ... Dick

Jack Black ... Barry

Lisa Bonet ... Marie De Salle

Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Charlie Nicholson

Joan Cusack ... Liz

Tim Robbins ... Ian 'Ray' Raymond
Chris Rehmann ... Vince
Ben Carr ... Justin

Lili Taylor ... Sarah Kendrew

Joelle Carter ... Penny Hardwick

Natasha Gregson Wagner ... Caroline Fortis
Shannon Stillo ... Alison Jr. High

Drake Bell ... Rob Jr. High
Laura Whyte ... Laura's Mom

Sara Gilbert ... Anaugh
Rich Talarico ... Barry's Customer
Matthew O'Neill ... Beta Band Customer

Brian Powell ... Middle Aged Customer
Margaret Travolta ... Rob's Mom

Jillian Peterson ... Laura's Sister Jo (as Jill Peterson)
Dick Cusack ... Minister

Susan Yoo ... Girl - 19 Year Old

Chris Bauer ... Paul
K.K. Dodds ... Miranda
Marilyn Dodds Frank ... Alison's Mom
Duke Doyle ... Kevin Bannister

Aaron Himelstein ... Boy in Park
Jonathan Herrington ... Chris Thompson
Daniel Lee Smith ... Rock Guy
Leah Gale ... Mourner

David Darlow ... Mourner
Erik Gundersen ... Marco

Bruce Springsteen ... Himself

Alex Désert ... Louis (as Alex Desert)
Alan S. Johnson ... Man in Store
Ian Belknap ... Party Guest

Andrew Micheli ... Party Guest

Polly Noonan ... Party Guest
Philip Rayburn Smith ... Party Guest
Michele Graff ... Party Guest

Susie Cusack ... Party Guest
Liam Hayes ... Piano Player
Damian Rogers ... Greenday Girl
Robert A. Villanueva ... Skateboarder
Joe Spaulding ... Flea Market Musician

Scott A. Martin ... Bartender
Heather Norris ... Laura's Friend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Harold Ramis ... Rob's Dad (scenes deleted)

James Azrael ... Glam Rocker (uncredited)
Julie DiJohn ... Rock Club Patron (uncredited)
Jennifré DuMont ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Mark Finney ... Record Store Customer (uncredited)

Reese Foster ... Cafe' Patron (uncredited)
Lisa Harrison ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)
Susan Hegarty ... Voice of Laura's Mom (uncredited)

Penny Marshall ... Funeral Attendee - In Front of Rob (uncredited)

Ian Michaels ... Guy in Chem Lab (uncredited)

Tristan Layne Tapscott ... Guy on the Street (uncredited)
Timothy W. Tiedje ... Operator (uncredited)
Ian Williams ... Store customer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Stephen Frears 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Nick Hornby (book)

D.V. DeVincentis (screenplay) &
Steve Pink (screenplay) &
John Cusack (screenplay) and
Scott Rosenberg (screenplay)

Produced by
Tim Bevan .... producer
Liza Chasin .... executive producer
John Cusack .... co-producer
D.V. DeVincentis .... co-producer
Alan Greenspan .... executive producer
Mike Newell .... executive producer
Steve Pink .... co-producer
Rudd Simmons .... producer
 
Original Music by
Howard Shore 
 
Cinematography by
Seamus McGarvey 
 
Film Editing by
Mick Audsley 
 
Casting by
Victoria Thomas 
 
Production Design by
David Chapman 
Thérèse DePrez  (as Therese Deprez)
 
Art Direction by
Nicholas Lundy 
 
Set Decoration by
Larry Lundy 
 
Costume Design by
Laura Bauer  (as Laura Cunningham Bauer)
 
Makeup Department
Laura Connolly .... key hair stylist
Naomi Donne .... hair stylist: Ms. HIije
Naomi Donne .... makeup artist: Ms. HIije
Suzy Mazzarese-Allison .... hair stylist
Suzi Ostos .... makeup artist
Vicki Vacca .... makeup artist
Jeanne Van Phue .... key makeup artist
Denise Wynbrandt .... key makeup artist
Connie Kallos .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Tania Blunden .... post-production supervisor (as Tania Windsor Blunden)
Billy Higgins .... unit production manager
Michelle Wright .... executive in charge of production: Working Title Films
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anne Berger .... second second assistant director
Aiman A. Humaideh .... assistant director (as Aiman Humaideh)
Jeffrey Wetzel .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Terry Baughman .... construction coordinator
Phillip Ellman .... on-set dresser
Joanna S. Frank .... art department assistant (as Joanna Mickey)
Tom Gagnon .... swing gang
Michael D. Gianneschi .... assistant property master
Ron Kane .... construction foreman
Derrick Kardos .... art department coordinator
Derrick Kardos .... graphic designer
Blake E. Matthys .... swing gang
Cyril H. Matthys .... swing gang (as Cyril A. Matthys)
Joel Prihoda .... lead man
Jon Schluenz .... art department assistant
Glenn Stevens .... carpenter
Timothy W. Tiedje .... property master
Robert Gau .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Peter Vincent Neil .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Howard Bargroff .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Tim Boot .... live record engineer
Mark DeSimone .... adr engineer
Carl Fischer .... boom operator
Diane Greaves .... foley artist
Petur Hliddal .... production sound mixer
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Alex Hudd .... sound consultant: dolby
Terry Isted .... foley mixer
Peter Joly .... supervising sound editor
Danny Longhurst .... dialogue editor
Claire Mahoney .... foley artist
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Michael Redfern .... foley editor
Adrian Rhodes .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Rose .... assistant sound editor
Jason Swanscott .... foley artist
Ted Swanscott .... foley mixer
Jeffrey A. Williams .... utility sound
Kevin Boyd .... additional utility sound (uncredited)
Steve Hancock .... sound studio technician (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Sam Barkan .... special effects coordinator
Ray Conchado .... special effects
Don Riozz McNichols .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Steve MacPherson .... technical operations manager: Double Negative (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Thomas Coe .... stunts
Rick Le Fevour .... stunt coordinator
Chris Nolte .... stunt double: John Cusack
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Art Bartels .... key grip
Kevin Boyd .... 24 frame video operator
Fernando M. Briones .... dolly grip
Travis Busenbark .... electrician
Chad Erickson .... camera intern
Daniel W. Fuller .... second assistant camera
David Horenz .... first assistant camera
Timothy Jipping .... grip
Tom Kerwick .... key grip
Michael Lange .... best boy grip
Michelle Mann .... assistant camera
Darryl Miller .... grip
Elizabeth Miller .... camera loader (as Elizabeth Smith)
James A. Miller .... gaffer
David Morenz .... first assistant camera
Melissa Moseley .... still photographer
William R. Nielsen Jr. .... camera operator (as Billy Nielson Jr.)
Richard Sobin .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Robert Swander .... best boy electric
Dan Urbain .... crane technician
 
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... adr voice casting
Kim Coleman .... casting associate
Brendan Donnison .... adr voice casting
Vicki Jo Hertz .... atmosphere casting assistant
Joan Philo .... atmosphere casting
Claire Simon .... casting: Chicago
Wendy Weidman .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Jobst .... assistant costume supervisor
Margaret Morettini .... assistant costume designer
Gina Panno .... costumer
Heather Pollock .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Mags Arnold .... first assistant editor
Songi Clarke .... editor trainee
Penny Lee Hallin .... assistant editor
Steve Harrow .... post-production consultant
Kate Higham .... first assistant editor
Gerald Morris .... editor trainee
Dan Schalk .... non-linear assistant editor
John Stanborough .... color timer
Jennifer Stellema .... apprentice editor
Victoria Stevens .... second assistant editor: UK
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Tim Boot .... music playback operator
John Cusack .... music supervisor
Doug Dearth .... music coordinator
D.V. DeVincentis .... music supervisor
Robert Fernandez .... music engineer
Michael Higham .... supervising music editor
Shari Johanson .... music editor (as Shari Schwartz)
Gareth Jones .... score engineer
Joe Lisanti .... music editor
Joseph Magee .... supervising production music engineer
Joseph Magee .... supervising production music mixer
John Miller .... score engineer
Kathy Nelson .... music supervisor
Rick Norman .... music engineer
Rick Norman .... production music mixer
Steve Pink .... music supervisor
Ed Rak .... score engineer
Howard Shore .... conductor
Howard Shore .... music arranger
 
Transportation Department
William T. Hogan III .... transportation coordinator
A. Welch Lambeth .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Joan Altman .... production accountant
Jennifer L. Bardin .... assistant location manager
Brian Bartolini .... production assistant
Tom Beaver .... stand-in
Jamie Bolger .... production assistant
Kenneth W. Bradley .... production assistant
Anita Brongiel .... production secretary
Robert F. Byrnes .... medic
Michael D. Cronin .... medic
Anne Devereux .... assistant: Mr. Cusack
Demetra Diamantopoulos .... location manager
Juliette Dow .... assistant: Mr. Bevan
Rebecca Edelson .... script clearance administrator
Josh Eggebeen .... set production assistant: Chicago
John Ensby .... laboratory contact
Deborah Evans .... payroll accountant
Joanna S. Frank .... production assistant (as Joanna Mickey)
Jane Frazer .... executive: Working Title Films
Will Gatlin .... craft service
Thomas J. Glynn .... craft service assistant
Veloz Gomez .... production assistant
Adam Graham .... location assistant
Tarn Harper .... post-production accountant
Susan Hegarty .... dialect coach
Eric H. Heisner .... production assistant (as Eric Heisner)
Anne Johns .... production coordinator
Dena Johnson .... title producer
Chiemi Karasawa .... script supervisor
Nina Khoshaba .... coordinator: Working Title
Dan Koretzky .... production consultant
Grace Loh .... coordinator: New Crime Productions
David Malley .... production assistant
Scott A. Martin .... stand-in: John Cusack
Richard Morrison .... title designer
Patricia Newley .... medic
Margaret J. Orlando .... assistant production coordinator
Dawn Patch .... production assistant
Ed Portoghese .... production assistant
Edward J. Reardon .... medic
Adam Rosen .... production assistant
Melissa Sadoff Oren .... assistant to mr. devincentis and mr. pink (as Melissa Sadoff)
Jon Schluenz .... production assistant
Louise Spencer .... unit publicist
Jeff Sternberg .... production assistant
Adrienne Swan .... second assistant accountant
Paul Swann .... laboratory contact
Emma Thomas .... assistant: Mr. Frears
K.L. Connie Wang .... assistant script clearance administrator (as Connie Wang)
Dean Wares .... title typography
Andy Wheeler .... first assistant accountant
John David Wolfe .... location assistant
Jenny Fumarolo .... production assistant: additional (uncredited)
Andy Novak .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some sexuality
Runtime:
113 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
Vince and Justin's recording is an actual song titled "The Inside Game" by the American band Royal Trux.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Rob: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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Movie Connections:
References St. Elmo's Fire (1985)See more »
Soundtrack:
Jacob's LadderSee more »

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65 out of 78 people found the following review useful.
Cusack continues winning streak with this film, 5 April 2000
Author: Sean Gallagher (seankgallagher@yahoo.com) from Brooklyn, NY

I read the novel when it first came out because the title intrigued me, and I found it quite good. When I heard John Cusack was adapting it and moving the action to Chicago(from London in the novel), I was a little worried, because I worry about changing things during adaptations for arbitrary reasons, but I needn't have worried; though I have a few quibbles, which we'll get to later, Cusack and Co. have done a fine job adapting the novel.

First off, I've read one comment which claims it stereotypes "music geeks." The type of people Hornby, Cusack, his co-writers(D.V. DeVincentis and Steve Pink, who also co-wrote GROSSE POINT BLANK, and Scott Rosenberg), and director Stephen Frears are portraying is a very particular type of "music geek"; the type who is a snob about music. Almost all of us, I would say, are aggressive about our likes and dislikes when it comes to music, but not many, I agree, compare liking Marvin Gaye and Art Garfunkel to "agreeing with both the Israelis and the Palestinians." And probably not many of us would be so cut off from feelings that, when hearing about a person's death, would find no better way of expressing their sorrow than listing their top 5 songs about death. Yet we do like these people as characters because we see even if they have some snotty attitudes, they do have a genuine love for their music, and they're in a low-paying job because they love what they do. And who among us hasn't turned to music when we've felt sad(or happy), like Rob does, or wished that Bruce Springsteen(and a pox on the person who, in their comments, implied he was passe. Bruce will NEVER be passe) would talk to us directly like he talks to us through his music? The novel and the movie captures all of that.

Another strength, of course, is Cusack's performance. Woody Allen once said that while American actors were very good at playing virile men of action, there weren't many who could play more "normal," regular people. Cusack, on the other hand, has carved out a niche for himself playing regular guys. He doesn't look like The Boy Next Door, and he's neither stereotypically sensitive or hip, but comes across as a guy who feels both at ease and yet still longs for something more. At his best, like in movies such as THE SURE THING, SAY ANYTHING, THE GRIFTERS, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, GROSSE POINT BLANK, and this, he plays people on the cusp of growing up, who are able to if they want to, but aren't sure if they want to, and yet he's made each of them different. Rob's condition may be a little more conventional - he's not sure if he wants to settle down yet - but Cusack, while unafraid to show his unlikable qualities, makes us like Rob anyway.

The rest of the cast is also quite good. The well-known names only get short takes(Lisa Bonet, Joan Cusack, Tim Robbins, Lili Taylor, Catherine Zeta-Jones), but they make the most of their time. I've never seen Iben Hjejle before(I haven't seen MIFUNE), but she does well as the most grown-up person in the movie. But the real stars, besides Cusack and the music, are Jack Black and Todd Louiso as Rob's co-workers. Black especially reminds me of people I knew.

As I said, I do have some quibbles. There are a couple of incidents in the book which don't make it to the film which I would have liked to see(the Sid James Experience, and the lady who wanted to sell Rob a ton of valuable records for a ridiculously low price). I'm getting tired of movies which use rain as an expression of sorrow, and this is an example of overuse. And the character of Laura isn't developed as well in the movie as she was in the novel. Nevertheless, this is well worth checking out.

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