High Fidelity (2000, United States) [re-watch] Director: Stephen Frears Starring: John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso, and Jack Black Summary: Record store owner and serial listmaker Rob Gordon recounts the tales of his top five most painful breakups, including the one currently in progress. Runtime: 113 min Rating:★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (5/5)
I feel like if I dropped out of school right now and started working at a record store I would just become Rob Gordon. He is me, I am him. This is one of my very favorite movies because it combines two things I love: John Cusack and music snobbery. Just. Ugh. Hilariously enough, this is actually one of Jack Black’s funniest films. He’s so good as awful employee Barry. “DON’T TELL ANYONE YOU DON’T OWN FUCKING BLONDE ON BLONDE.” “Rob, I am telling you this for you own good: that’s the worst fucking sweater I’ve ever seen. That’s a Cosby Sweater. A COSBY SWEATER!” So funny, I laughed so hard I creyed, etc. Like, you have no idea. I quote this movie all the time. Here, let me show you: “Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or… was I miserable because I listened to pop music?” “CHARLIE, YOU FUCKING BITCH, LET’S WORK IT OUT!” “Do we look like the kind of store that sells ‘I Just Called to Say I Love You’? Go to the mall.” “WHAT. FUCKING. IAN GUY.” Okay now I have to stop or I will literally be here all night. Point is, see this movie.