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Book Review: 'High Fidelity'

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High Fidelity

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
107 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/31/00
performer:
John Cusack, Jack Black, Lisa Bonet, Joelle Carter, Joan Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso, Tim Robbins, Lili Taylor, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Catherine Zeta-Jones
guest performer:
Bruce Springsteen
director:
Stephen Frears
Producer:
John Cusack
distributor:
Touchstone Pictures
author:
John Cusack, D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, Scott Rosenberg
genre:
musical, Drama, Comedy

We gave it an A-

Rob, who owns a record shop in North London, has been dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, and he basically deserves it. But the pain of losing her is making him wise up quickly, as he realizes that the double standards of romantic behavior will no longer buy him even a moment of bliss. We’re right there with him as he gives a rendition of his greatest romantic hits, the ultimately unsuccessful relationships that have led up to Laura. Nick Hornby, a well-known and respected London journalist, has written a candid and comic first novel that bumps along like a diamond needle over the flawed vinyl album of Rob’s life. The price of purchase includes wry observations about contemporary life as a single man, as well as some haunting romantic blues. A-