High Fidelity

Movie Reviews | Mar 31st, 2000

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Starring John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Jack Black, Tim Robbins, and that chick from the Cosby’s, plus others
Written By: D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, John Cusack, Scott Rosenberg
Directed By: Stephen Frears

Another John Cusack romantic comedy. If you like his other stuff than you’ll love this movie.

John is a record store owner in Chicago, who just went through a tough break up. It’s his typical kind of movie (i.e. “Say Anything.”) He spends most of the movie going over his worst break ups, starting back in grade school. All I have to say is he dated some hot women. One of which was Catherine Zeta-Jones. She’s a snooty bitch in the movie, but who cares? She’s gorgeous.

Anyway, John pretty much gets shit on the whole movie, but some of that is his fault. All I know is I wanta cool ass record store like he owns in the movie. Since it took place in Chicago, lots of bands of the Punk Rock and Hardcore scene showed up somewhere in the record store, whether it was a poster, sticker, or a record.

Some of the bands I noticed were Hatebreed, Blue Meanies, The Vandals, Victory Records, and Motorhead. Also Alex Desert, formerly of Hepcat now star of Becker alongside with Ted Danson, made a guest appearance in the movie. Another great aspect of the movie was Jack Black(Tenacious D, “Airborne!”) He plays an aspiring musician/record store low life who appears to be very opinionated of music. He was damn funny in the movie.

Back to John’s love-life. He mopes around the apt. and record store the whole time wondering went wrong with the relationships he has been in. So he does his best to get back with the girl, and they live happily ever after. Again, it’s John Cusack. You’ll love this movie.

Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 113 minutes
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