Friday, August 12, 2011

High Fidelity, 2000

Directed by Stephen Frears
Written by D.V. DeVincentis & Steve Pink & John Cusack and Scott Rosenberg from the novel by Nick Hornby
Starring John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Jack Black, and Todd Louiso

This is an all-time favorite of mine. Among its many excellent virtues:
  • John Cusack's Rob, which is a non-show-offy but excellent acting job with a character who has no shortage of bad qualities and for an actor who has to spend much of his time talking to the audience and actually having a relationship with them.
  • Jack Black's break-out role.
  • Great supporting performances by Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso, Joan Cusack, the inexplicably uncredited Catherine Zeta-Jones, and the incredibly hilarious Tim Robbins.
  • The music.
  • The "yet" discussion.
One of the younger members of the pantheon.

High Fidelity at IMDB.

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