High Fidelity (2000)

“I can see now I never really committed to Laura. I always had one foot out the door, and that prevented me from doing a lot of things, like thinking about my future and… I guess it made more sense to commit to nothing, keep my options open. And that’s suicide. By tiny, tiny increments.” – Rob

Number of Times Seen – Three times (DVD in 2002, 9 Jun 2006 and 8 Dec 2021)

Brief Synopsis – The owner of a music store reassesses his life after his girlfriend dumps him by looking back at all his past relationships.

My Take on it – This is a fun film that tells such an enjoyable story about how someone can look back at their life and try and figure out how they got to the place where they have gotten to.

John Cusack is great in the lead role and makes the viewer quiet sympathetic with his plight.

The way that the film constantly breaks the fourth wall helps make the viewer feel even more connected to everything that transpires in the film.

The film’s music is great in this film and the fact that it is so prevalent here helps make things even more interesting to watch even for people like me who are less music connected.

The story is paced quite well and that helps keep things engaging the whole way through.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – During an October 2019 AV Club interview with Tim Robbins, he mentioned that he agreed to take the small roles in High Fidelity and Anchorman (even though he knew he would be paid very little for them) because they promised to make him a custom wig for each of the roles, both of which he got to keep after filming ended. Robbins said that he still owns both wigs as of 2019, and he often uses them in Halloween costumes. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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