Rent High Fidelity (2000)

3.6 of 5 from 168 ratings
1h 49min
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Synopsis:
John Cusack stars as Rob Gordon, the owner of a semi-falling record store located on one of the back streets of Chicago. He sells music the old-fashioned way, with his two wacky clerks - the hysterically funny rock snob Barry (Jack Black) and the more quietly opinionated underachiever Dick (Todd Louiso). But Rob's business isn't the only thing in his life that's floundering - his needle skips the love groove when his longtime girlfriend Laura (Iben Hjejle) walks out on him. And this forces him to examine his past failed attempts at romance the only way he knows how...
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Tim Bevan, Rudd Simmons
Writers:
Nick Hornby, D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, John Cusack, Scott Rosenberg
Others:
Steve Pink, Scott Rosenberg, DV De Vincentis
Studio:
Walt Disney
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Collections:
The Instant Expert's Guide, The Instant Expert's Guide to Stephen Frears, Top 10 Movie Marriage Proposals
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/05/2001
Run Time:
109 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Interview with Stephen Frears
  • Interview with John Cusack
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
111 minutes

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Brilliant RomCom - High Fidelity review by GI

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07/02/2023

This wonderful romantic comedy is so original, funny and touching, it's the definitive romcom for anyone going through any form of reflective life crisis. Based on the book by Nick Hornby the action is moved from England to Chicago, there's a great soundtrack and Jack Black has never been funnier. But this is John Cusack's film, he really nails the thirtysomething man who is forced to reflect on his life by making Top Five lists including his break-ups when his girlfriend leaves him. He plays Rob, the owner of a cool Record Store with its two assistants who drive him crazy. He's a depressive man always unhappy with his lot so when his girlfriend, Laura (Eben Hjejle) leaves him because their relationship has become stale he has an existential crisis which includes tracking down some old girlfriends to ask them why they left him. Is he doomed to be abandoned? is his big worry. Of course the film looks at life is what you make of it and often the things that make us happy are already within our grasp. One of the funniest films to break the 'fourth wall' and brilliantly directed by Stephen Frears this remains one of my very favourite films. Superb support cast includes Lisa Bonet, Tim Robbins, Catherine Zeta Jones and Joan Cusack. And there's an awesome soundtrack. A treasure and a must see film.

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