"A comedy about fear of commitment, hating your job, falling in love and other pop favorites."
The tag line says it all.
Adapted from Nick Hornby's novel, High Fidelity follows John Cusack's character Rob Gordon through a series of his top 5 countdowns, including most painful breakups, things he loves about his ex-girlfriend and countless containing music related trivia. Through thick and thin, the movie pulls no punches with content nor does it hold anything back in terms of Rob's personal character. It shows a man in stark detail, totally frank and utterly hopeless, trying to realize what he wants most out of life, and what he is willing to do to get it.
This movie does not only have a great story, it also has one of the most amazing soundtracks in recent history. That, and Jack Black as Rob's employee, striving for fulfillment in his own life although he doesn't know it.
This movie is without a doubt one of the funniest movies I have seen, not in a stand-up-comedy kind of way, more subtle than that, but a favorite of my collection non-the-less. And even if you don't like the movie as much as I do, the soundtrack still makes a large impression.
Starring John Cusack, Joan Cusack and Jack Black. Directed by Stephen Frears.
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