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Sika’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time! 53. High Fidelity (2000)

August 21, 2011

53. High Fidelity [DVD] (2000)

Plot: Rob Gordon (John Cusack) spends his days at his record store with his employees Dick (Todd Louiso) and Barry (Jack Black), or the “musical moron twins,” as he refers to them.

Armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of all things musical, they compile “top five” lists for every conceivable occasion, openly mocking the ignorance of their customers, and, every so often, sell a few records.
When Rob is dumped by his girlfriend Laura (Iben Hjejle), he decides to look up some of his old flames in an attempt to figure out what he keeps doing wrong in his relationships.

Also Starring: Lisa BonetCatherine Zeta-JonesJoan CusackTim Robbins

Directed by: Stephen Frears
Written by: Nick Hornby (book) D.V. DeVincentisJohn CusackSteve PinkScott Rosenberg (screenplay)
Length: 113 minutes
Budget: $30 million
Gross Revenue: $47,126,295 (worldwide)

A comedy about fear of commitment, hating your job, falling in love and other pop favorites. (tagline)

Review: This movie is filled to the brim with music, band and artist references, but don’t worry, you don’t need to be a Musical Nerd to enjoy it.

It sure is a bonus if you are though…

But I’m not, and I liked it enough to put it on this list anyway.
And I give Jack Black the props for that; he is funnier in this movie than he is in Year One, Gulliver’s Travels and Nacho Libre combined.

Maybe that doesn’t make things clear… Okay, how about this? I found him so funny in this movie I didn’t mind that John Cusack was starring in it. Clear enough for you?

Favorite Quote: Barry: Don’t tell anyone you don’t own “Blonde on Blonde”. It’s gonna be okay.

PREVIOUS ON THE LIST: 54. Waiting For Guffman (1996)

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