High Fidelity (2000)

John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso, Jack Black,
Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress.
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  • Nick Hornby, D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, Scott Rosenberg, Writer:
  • Stephen Frears, Director:
  • Tim Bevan, Producer:
3.5/4 / 10

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.