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02 // High Fidelity (2000)

John Cusak, Iben Hjejle, Jack Black, Catherina Zeta-Jones

Summary: Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress (from

- This movie had one of the coolest opening scenes I've seen in a long time. The sound of a record player matches up with the Touchstone Logo before the movie even starts and it's just awesome.

- I like the whole Top 5 idea that's incorporated here. Even while the movie was still going on, I was thinking of my own top fives for whatever.

- Um, hello Denise Huxtable. Her appearance was completely and utterly random. As was Darlene Conner's.

- Drake Bell makes the perfect young John Cusak, so props to the casting people.

- I didn't realize how much I liked this movie until after it was over. During it, I thought that it was okay but I think the ending really kind of cinched it for me.

- Speaking of, I love Jack Black in this movie and I generally don't find him that amusing. He's a puppy kicker!

- I wasn't really a fan of the lead actress, whoever she was. I couldn't really get that into her performance.

- Catherine Zeta-Jones was pretty great as a self-involved character (which I wonder how much is actually acting). One of my favorite parts of the movie is when Rob discovers what kind of a person Charlene is.

- I think that hands down one of my favorite lines of the movie is when Rob is talking about how he judges people by the music/books/movies that they love and how it may be completely shallow, but how else do you find out what you have in common? But that may just be because I do the exact same thing.

- Barry: "Rob, top five musical crimes perpetuated by Stevie Wonder in the '80s and '90s. Go. Sub-question: is it in fact unfair to criticize a formerly great artist for his latter day sins, is it better to burn out or fade away?"

Bottom Line: The kind of movie that you could rent a few times and still not get bored of it.
Rating: 4.5/5
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