High Fidelity (2000)

Director: Stephen Frears

Writers: D.V. DiVincentus & Steve Pink & John Cusack and Scott Rosenberg, based on the book by Nick Hornby

Stars: John Cusack, Jack Black, Todd Louiso, Iben Hjejle, Lisa Bonet, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joan Cusack

Audiophile Rob Gordon (John Cusack) runs his record store, pines over his latest failed relationship, and looks for the next.


That's about it. 

No high concept plot here.


Just a very insightful film about smart people living a little off the mainstream and trying to make it work. 

I would like to live in the same neighborhood with these characters and hang out with them, which is just about the highest praise I can think to give. 

The whole cast is outstanding, but Jack Black and Todd Louiso stand out as Rob's employees, who were hired to work part-time but have made the record store the center of their lives.


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