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February 6, 2004, 12:58 AM
Way after John felt, "Better Off Dead", and way after he wanted to "Say Anything", he got an awesome stereo and turned it up to "High Fidelty!"

John Cusack stars in "High Fidelity" a movie about love, loss and music! Rob Gordon (Cusack), the owner of a semi failing record store located on one of the back streets of Chicago, sells music the old fashioned way, on Vinyl! With his two wacky clerks, Barry (Pre "School of Rock", Jack Black) and Dick (Todd Louiso), Rob tries to get over his past failed relationship with Laura (The very cute, Iben Hjejle). Rob retraces his steps back into his past with his other ex's, one of them being Catherine Zeta-Jones! He discovers things about himself, his love life and why ultimately he can't decide how to make a top 5 music list!!
"High Fidelity" is a great movie that proves, no matter how old Cusack gets, he can still be very cool. We can forgive him for "Con Air". I also loved "Identity", which shall be reviewed at another time.

I give this movie a "COWABUNGA". I love John Cusack, and also when you have his sister Joan Cusack in the same movie, it only means funny! So if you like good music, smart characters and Tenacious Jack Black, please watch this film!

Thing I learned:
1: I will always like bands with names like, "Sonic Death Monkey" or "I Stole My Mom's Wheelchair"
2: You know you have a great character if he's reading, "On The Road"


What Kody says: "I didn't really like this movie. I thought it was clichéd and had it's boring parts. If I ever had that many girlfriends, I would treat them all with the respect that they deserve! So I give HG a big old stinker, cause I didn't like the way Rob treated all of those girls. And also, who listens to Marvin Gay! And who are the Sex Pistols! Ha ha, is this supposed to be a joke! Sex in a title of a band! Come on people!"

Shut up Kody!




Starring: John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Jack Black, Lisa Bonet, Joelle Carter, Sara Gilbert, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso, Lili Taylor, Natasha Gregson Wagner, and Tim Robbins. Directed by Stephen Fears. 1Hr.. 54Min