High Fidelity (2000)

High Fidelity (2000)
  • Time: 113 min
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Music
  • Director: Stephen Frears
  • Cast: John Cusack, Jack Black, Tim Robbins


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.

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  • One can say it’s not a classic or masterpiece, but honestly they will have a great time watching this movie. It’s a musical romantic comedy, based on the book of same name, where the ‘romantic’ part of it takes the back seat.

    After breaking up with his girlfriend Laura(Iben Hjejle), Rob tries to measure his faults in his past break-ups, by listing his top-5 break- ups. The story goes as Rob tries to do the right thing to get himself sorted out with Laura. Meanwhile he also deals with all the problems of his Record-store,which he owns.

    Honestly, the best and most hilarious moments of the movie happens in Rob’s music store, along with his two assistants( or in Rob’s words ‘Musical moron twins’).

    John Cusack is great to watch with his impeccable dialogue delivery. The musical moron twins, Barry and Dick, played by Jack Black and Todd Louiso, is an absolute treat to watch. As mentioned earlier, the liveliest parts of the movie involves this threesome of Rob, Barry and Dick. Frankly, Jack Black stole the show whenever he appeared on screen. ‘Special mention’ should be here for Tim Robbins for his cameo kind of a role.

    Finally, ‘High Fidelity’ is a movie which we can watch as many times as we desire. The characters and the moments stays with oneself, even after they finished watching it.

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