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High Fidelity 2000

  • Stephen Frears
  • March 17, 2000
  • 113 mins
  • English
  • Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
A comedy about fear of commitment, hating your job, falling in love and other pop favorites.
When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt to figure out what went wrong. As Rob seeks out his former lovers to find out why they left, he keeps up his efforts to win Laura back.


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This is the kind of film I adore. A tale of human experience, in this case relationships. Real relationships, not fairytales. Told by a list-making, fourth-wall breaking, cynical, flawed, and relatable John Cusack. What is there not for me to love?

Okay, so I didn't give it 5 stars. I thought it was great, but not excellent. I enjoyed Rob's story and his character progression but nothing astounded me about the film. I definitely think it's one I'll revisit though, especially to look further into it as a study of relationships and what they mean to us as well as what they tell us about ourselves e.g. Laura really didn't seem that great (something different from the in-your-face MPDG) so what made him fight so hard for her?

John Cusack seemed like a great choice for the part and it was nice to see his sister Joan make an appearance, too.

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