Episode 198: High Fidelity (2000)

And here we are, thundering along in our series “Focus On: John Cusack” with a thundering new thunderous episode featuring “High Fidelity.” Thunderously. Check out this throwback involving Mr. Cusack as a character who owns some business called a “record store” where he sells some sort of ancient music format involving pressed disks made of vinyl. Man, the past was weird. Not like we’d ever see anything like that these days . . . Of course, these “record albums” are not the only focus of the movie, no; adapted from Nick Hornby novel of the same name, the story follows Robb (Cusack) as he endeavors to determine the reason for his history of romantic failures and edges closer to the possibility that, um, maybe it’s not a failing in the women in his life but perhaps with … himself? Nah, can’t be. Also featuring Jack Black and Todd Louiso as two characters you will both enjoy and want to beat with a sock full of quarters. Marvel along with us and ask yourself: how the heck did this Robb guy ever date someone played by Catherine Zeta Jones?

Poll question: besides musicals, what movie do you think has a KILLER soundtrack? Doesn’t have to be a good movie, just a great soundtrack.

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3 thoughts on “Episode 198: High Fidelity (2000)”

  1. Whenever I think of a killer soundtrack, I think of “Run Lola Run”. The music propels the film forward and through its unconventional plot line and gets you revved up with a dance beat that never lets up. The film itself is pretty awesome and visual but anyone can easily put in the dvd and just listen to it.

    1. Thanks, Vince! I remember seeing that in the theater and enjoying it. Wasn’t it Mila Jovovich? I remember it being German though that’s possibly wrong. We always appreciate the listening and the answers!

      1. Franka Potente was the actress and the mucous was credited to all guys but it was German!

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