• High Fidelity (2000)

High Fidelity

Release Date: March 31st, 2000

DVD Release Date: September 19th, 2000

R |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

Rob Gordon (John Cusack) is the owner of a failing record store in Chicago, where he sells music the old-fashioned way -- on vinyl. Although they have an encyclopedic knowledge of pop music and are consumed by the music scene, it's of no help to Rob, whose needle skips the love groove when his long-time girlfriend, Laura (Iben Hjejle), walks out on him. As he examines his failed attempts at romance and happiness, the process finds him being dragged, kicking and screaming, into adulthood.

Cast: John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso, Jack Black, Lisa Bonet, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joan Cusack, Tim Robbins

Director: Stephen Frears

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures, New Crime Productions, Dogstar Films

Distributors: Touchstone Pictures

Keywords: 2000s, Witty, Love, Growing up, Girlfriend, Amusing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Causes us to leave the theater quite unreasonably happy. show more

  • 100
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    With its knowing take on men, messed-up romance and music, is like one long, hook-filled pop song for the eyes.

  • 74
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    Even if it sometimes skips, it's consistently wittier and more idiosyncratic that most studio movies.

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)