High Fidelity.2000.Stephen Frears


Most of the people who’ve seen this film would surely say that this film was made to collapse the hearts of men and especially women using music; as the film felt like it was just a long soundtrack full of good music and experiences on love.

Based on the 1995 novel by Nick Hornby, High Fidelity gives us the story of Rob Gordon (John Cusack), who owns a record store and who lives with his music and vice versa, who tries to analyze his life with his previous relationships as his current beau left him with another man.

I am real sure that music lovers out there would want to grab a copy of this film. It was one of those motion picture wherein you know that the main protagonist is hurting but you can’t stop slow-bobbing your head with the like of Beta Band’s Dry The Rain or sway to the different rendition of Barry Jive and the Uptown Five’s Let’s Get It On.

Despite the film filled with wonderful music, you wouldn’t forget the stylings of the fourth-wall approach type where Rob usually talks to the audience while he’s giving out the story. It was like putting us in his life and you wouldn’t turn your eyes away from the screen because you might miss something.

Much more with the various top five lists created in the film; from the top five most memorable break-ups to the top five songs about death. It was life one top five to another top five scene but it wasn’t too wordy and it didn’t came out boring. In fact, it was so amusing that you might want to push that rewind button, and again, that you don’t want to miss any of the dialogue.

To top it all off, a film filled with music, lists, and funny dialogue, you must not forget that this a love story too; one of the greatest factors why this one is one of the best rom-com films in our generation.


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