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Plot, Details & Awards

High Fidelity

Rated R for language and some sexuality.

R In Theaters 03/31/2000 , 113min.
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Plot & Details

A man discovers that there's more to love than a good mixed tape in this dramatic comedy about music and relationships. Rob (John Cusack), an obsessive record collector in his mid-thirties, is struggling to reconcile his adolescent enthusiasm for pop music with adult responsibilities and a more mature outlook. He runs a record shop with his friends Barry (Jack Black) and Dick (Todd Louiso), who are known to drive away customers whose taste in music doesn't match their exacting standards -- which may have something to do with why the shop is losing money. But Rob's biggest problem is his failing relationship with Laura (Iben Hjejle), a lawyer who needs more out of the relationship than Rob is capable of giving. To Rob's horror, Laura starts dating Ian (Tim Robbins), his upstairs neighbor, known throughout the building for his long and noisy sex sessions. Rob, on the other hand, finds himself catching the attention of singer/songwriter Marie DeSalle (Lisa Bonet), as he tries to deal with his breakup by tracking down his previous ex-girlfriends and taking a fresh look at what he's been doing wrong. Based on the acclaimed novel by Nick Hornby, High Fidelity also features Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lili Taylor, and Joelle Carter as three of Rob's ex-lovers, and Sara Gilbert as Dick's new girlfriend, who gets a crash course in U.K. punk bands that influenced Green Day.

Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2000 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay John Cusack Nominated
2000 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Steve Pink Nominated
2000 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay D.V. DeVincentis Nominated
2000 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Scott Rosenberg Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2000 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama John Cusack Nominated

American Film Institute

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2000 American Film Institute AFI's Top 10 Films of the Year Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2000 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay John Cusack Nominated
2000 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Steve Pink Nominated
2000 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay D.V. DeVincentis Nominated
2000 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Scott Rosenberg Nominated

Writers Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2000 Writers Guild of America Best Adapted Screenplay D.V. DeVincentis Nominated
2000 Writers Guild of America Best Adapted Screenplay John Cusack Nominated
2000 Writers Guild of America Best Adapted Screenplay Steve Pink Nominated
2000 Writers Guild of America Best Adapted Screenplay Scott Rosenberg Nominated

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