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High Fidelity

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2000
  • Stephen Frears
  • 109 mins
  • 15

Summary

Comedy drama based on Nick Hornby's bestseller, starring John Cusack. Rob, the owner of a hip Chicago record store, has just broken up with his girlfriend. With the help of his two co-workers, his beloved music and his top-five list of failed relationships, he sets out on a voyage of self-discovery.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Don't fret about the fact that Stephen Frears has transposed Nick Hornby's novel from north London to downtown Chicago. This slickly scripted, knowingly played and cameo-strewn comedy stands on its merits as an Alfie for the millennial generation. As the owner of a failing vinyl emporium, John Cusack combines reluctant self-awareness with genuine delusion as he attempts to reconcile the loss of girlfriend Iben Hjejle to lusty neighbour Tim Robbins by dating singer Lisa Bonet. However, it's when directly addressing the viewer or compulsively compiling "top five" lists with co-workers Jack Black and Todd Louiso that Cusack, and the picture, really come alive.

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Credits

Cast

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Rob GordonJohn Cusack
LauraIben Hjejle
DickTodd Louiso
BarryJack Black
Marie De SalleLisa Bonet
CharlieCatherine Zeta-Jones
LizJoan Cusack
IanTim Robbins
SarahLili Taylor
CarolineNatasha Gregson Wagner
AnaughSara Gilbert
Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen
Too tan womanBeverly D'Angelo

Crew

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DirectorStephen Frears

Details

Theatrical distributor
Buena Vista
Released on
2000-07-21
Guidance
Swearing, brief nudity.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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