#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Thirty-something Rob Gordon, a former club DJ, owns a not so lucrative used record store in Chicago. He not so much employs Barry and Dick, but rather keeps them around as they showed up at the store one day and never left. All three are vinyl and music snobs, but in different ways. Rob has a penchant for compiling top five lists. The latest of these lists is his top five break-ups, it spurred by the fact that his latest girlfriend, Laura, a lawyer, has just broken up with him. He believed that Laura would be the one who would last, partly as an expectation of where he would be at this stage in his life. Rob admits that there have been a few incidents in their relationship which in and of themselves could be grounds for her to want to break up. To his satisfaction, Laura is not on this top five list. Rob feels a need not only to review the five relationships, which go back as far as middle school when he was twelve, and try to come to terms with why the woman, or girl as the case may be, left him, but also, in the words of Charlie Nicholson, number four on the list, “what it all means” for why he has ended up where he is, which is nowhere, personally or professionally, close to what he envisioned. He also has to come to terms with what it means that Laura has moved on to Ian Raymond, a man for who neither had any respect when they were together.
Plot: When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn’t changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt to figure out what went wrong. As Rob seeks out his former lovers to find out why they left, he keeps up his efforts to win Laura back.
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What came first – the music or the misery?
High Fidelity is directed by Stephen Frears and adapted to screenplay by D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, John Cusack and Scott Rosenberg from the Nick Hornby novel. It stars Cusack, Jack Black, Iben Hjejle and Todd Louiso. Music is by Howard Shore and Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.
Record store owner and compulsive list-compiler Rob Gordon (Cusack), embark’s upon a what does it all mean mission when his latest girlfriend leaves him.
Cusack and Pink take Hornby’s hugely popular novel and redirect it to Chicago, with joyous results. High Fidelity is a tale of human love and a love of music, a sort of battle of the sexes with a soundtrack of masculine life. Rob’s voyage of self discovery is highly amusing, the trials and tribulations of relationships bringing out a number of scenes and scenarios that ring true, not just tickling the funny bones, but also tugging the heart and cradling the brain.
Away from the doomed love angles it’s the music threads that literally strike the chords. Rob and his two co-workers Barry (Black) & Dick (Louiso) worship music and continually indulge in making top 5 lists whilst bickering with sarcastic glee in the process. All three actors are superb, a trio of odd balls bouncing off of one and other with a zest that’s infectious, though it’s decidedly Cusack’s show. A perpetual miserablist who addresses us the audience at frequent intervals, Rob in Cusack’s hands garners sympathy, pity and laughs in equal measure.
In the support slots is a ream of talent well in on the joke, beauties like Catherine Zeta-Jones (dropping F-Bombs like they are going out of fashion), Lisa Bonet & Joelle Carter are complimented by the comic skills of Joan Cusack, while Hjejle turns in a wily and womanly performance as the girlfriend who kicks starts Rob’s search for meaning. Elsewhere the sight of Tim Robbins as a new age hippy type – with a black belt in martial arts – is so much fun it reminds of what a good comic actor he can be as well.
As with Grosse Point Blank, another Cusack/Pink production, sound tracking is everything, and naturally given the setting of the story there is an abundance of classic tunes to delight in. All told it’s a special movie, for all sexes and for all music lovers, but especially for anyone who has had relationship problems. Now what did come first, the music or the misery? Priceless. 9/10
Seen this one a few times over the years, still great each viewing with John Cusack in his element, might even argue should’ve been nominated for an Oscar. I’m not a music fan but still liked that element and features a good supporting cast. **3.75/5**
Top 5 Movies About Love and Music
One of my favorite movies, based on one of my favorite books. “High Fidelity” is perfect if you already had a broken heart, and if you tried to heal it with some pop songs.
John Cusack is not acting – he REALLY IS Rob Fleming (Rob Gordon in the movie). If there are doubts about it, I just say that he made the soundtrack compilation and collaborated with the screenplay.
The supporting cast is also perfect. Jack Black and Todd Louiso couldn’t be better. Tim Robbins, as the world-music-fan, is a nice surprise, and Joan Cusack is always funny.
It looks like everyone had a lot of fun making this movie, and the result is a nice and funny and full of emotions motion picture, to see again and again and again to remember how music and love can help each other.
One Of The Few Good Movies This Year
“High Fidelity” was a breath of fresh air in an otherwise very ordinary year of cinema. Continually I have been disappointed with the quality of this years movies from all over the world, not just the regulation Hollywood trash.
Admittedly my hopes weren’t that high, but I still left the cinema feeling like I got what I paid for with “High Fidelity” (this is very rare these days). John Cusack was his usual competent self, and Tim Robbins sensational in his small but humourous part.
No masterpiece, but well worth watching.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Director Stephen Frears
Writer Nick Hornby (book), D.V. DeVincentis (screenplay), Steve Pink (screenplay), John Cusack (screenplay), Scott Rosenberg (screenplay)
Actors John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso, Jack Black
Country UK, USA
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 21 nominations.
Production Company Touchstone Pictures, New Crime Productions, Dogstar Films
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Moviecam Compact, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Astro Color Lab, Chicago (IL), USA (dailies), Technicolor, London, UK
Film Length (7 reels), 3,152 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 200T 5274, Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm