High Fidelity Reviews
En fin, es una buena obra a secas con una trama muy simplona, al puro estilo gringo de acostones y revolcones, pero a fin de cuentas usa una narrativa interesante que a cualquier escritor le gustaría usar y es lo que realmente la hace buena y al mismo tiempo aburrida a otros ratos, no así, interesante. Algo muy raro con sentimientos encontrados al verla.
It's a great movie! Lots of great music and great characters. But, it is pretty difficult to sympathize with John Cusack's character. He is definitely self-centered and thoroughly self absorbed. Cusack's character mellows enough by the ending to make him certainly more tolerable than he was at the beginning.
But, everything else works great. The script is by four screenwriters, including Cusack. Regardless, it all clicks, which you wouldn't expect from a screen writing-by-committee production.
The big discovery in this film was Jack Black. And, it's great to see what Black was like when he was full of boundless energy, instead of his more-subdued self today. The rest of the cast is very good too!
The original novel was based in England, and was transplanted to Chicago for the film. It works well, and you have to love the talk of vinyl between all the characters, especially since vinyl is currently making the resurgence it is.
Recommended for those who love a good movie, and can put up with Cusack's character while he grows up during the film!
********* (9 Out of 10 Stars)