High Fidelity (2000)

Wanna watch a movie with a fun story and awesome music? This might be one you want to check out. Record store owner, Rob Gordon (John Cusack) is dumped by his girlfriend, Laura (Iben Hjejle). Rob has not changed one bit since they met and Laure feels she can’t waste her time with him anymore and decides to move on with her life. Rob takes us through his top – five breakups of all time so he can try and figure out exactly what went wrong with his relationship with Laura. Rob gets in contact with all the girls that he formally dated and while doing this, he continues to try and win Laura back.

High Fidelity is a movie that is very funny and tells a good story about a man who can’t stay in a relationship because of the way he goes through life. John Cusack was awesome in this. Jack Black plays a guy who works in the record store that Rob owns and he gives us a hysterical performance that leaves you laughing with every scene he is in. This movie was definitely the start to Jack Black’s acting career. Joan Cusack also has a small role in this. It was pretty cool to see the siblings acting together. I haven’t seen another movie where these two were in it together.

This movie is a romantic comedy that is filled with a lot of fun. As you watch High Fidelity, you realize that while it is funny, the story is much more than that. The record store is obviously failing as a business and Rob needs to do something to get his life in order. With Laura leaving, Rob is left with an apartment that he can’t afford that is filled with records. While this may be his passion, he needs to figure out another way of making some money.

High Fidelity is the movie you want to watch if you are in for a good time and want to laugh your ass off. The soundtrack for this movie is awesome and you will sing along. This soundtrack has artist’s from Bruce Springsteen to Bob Dylan. I think this is why this movie works as well as it does. I noticed this with a lot of movies that deal with music. If you have a killer soundtrack, you will enjoy the movie more. It’s as simple as that.

Overall, High Fidelity is a movie that is entertaining and gives you a lot of laughs. I think this is one you should check out some time.

Grade= B (Good)


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