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High Fidelity (2000)

High Fidelity (2000)



Critic Consensus: The deft hand of director Stephen Frears and strong performances by the ensemble cast combine to tell an entertaining story with a rock-solid soundtrack.

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In a biting romantic comedy, Rob Gordon is the owner of a semi-failing record store in Chicago, where he sells music the old-fashioned way -- on vinyl. He's a self-professed music junkie who spends his days at Championship Vinyl with his two employees, Dick and Barry. Although they have an encyclopedic knowledge of pop music and are consumed with the music scene, it's of no help to Rob, whose needle skips the love groove when his long-time girlfriend, Laura, 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.

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John Cusack
as Rob Gordon
Lisa Bonet
as Marie De Salle
Ben Carr
as Justin
Shannon Stillo
as Alison Jr. High
Drake Bell
as Rob Jr. High
Laura Whyte
as Laura's Mom
Rich Talarico
as Barry's Customer
Matt O'Neill
as Beta Band Customer
Brian Powell
as Middle Aged Customer
Jill Peterson
as Laura's Sister Jo
Dick Cusack
as Minister
Susan Yoo
as 19-year-old Girl
K.K. Dodds
as Miranda
Marilyn Dodds Frank
as Alison's Mom
Duke Doyle
as Kevin Bannister
Aaron Himelstein
as Boy in Park
Jonathan Herrington
as Chris Thompson
Leah Gale
as Mourner
David Darlow
as Mourner
Alan S. Johnson
as Man In Store
Ian Belknap
as Party Guest
Andrew Micheli
as Party Guest
Michele Graff
as Party Guest
Susie Cusack
as Party Guest
Liam Hayes
as Piano Player
Damian Rogers
as Greenday Girl
Joe Spaulding
as Flea Market Musician
Scott A. Martin
as Bartender
Heather Norris
as Laura's Friend
Marc Busey
as Club Kid
Beverly D'Angelo
as Too Tan Woman
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Critic Reviews for High Fidelity

All Critics (164) | Top Critics (45)

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

February 10, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

A film pragmatic enough to concede that almost every relationship is doomed, but romantic enough to realize that it's worth it to carry on in spite of that fact, High Fidelity is one of the smartest and funniest romantic comedies of the past few years.

February 10, 2014 | Full Review…
AV Club
Top Critic

When happiness does arrive in this movie, it has the air not of something that you reach, like your top speed, but of something that you give in to, like baldness or old age.

February 10, 2014 | Full Review…
New Yorker
Top Critic

Cusack has ineffable charm, but he keeps it tuned at the lowest possible frequency.

February 10, 2014 | Full Review…
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

As for Mr. Cusack, there's nothing potential about his stardom any more. He's the self-doubting, self-flagellating, self-ironic soul of "High Fidelity," and he's great.

February 10, 2014 | Full Review…
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

If you can put up with all the archness and self-consciousness--there's quite a bit of both--this is an enjoyable romantic comedy.

February 5, 2008 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for High Fidelity



Super Reviewer

Top one reason to watch it: You've no better option.

familiar stranger
familiar stranger

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I think I'm the only one who felt this movie was boring and uninteresting.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

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