High Fidelity Movie | High Fidelity Full Movie | High Fidelity Movie Download | 2000

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

John CusackJohn Cusack...Rob Gordon
Iben HjejleIben Hjejle...Laura
Todd LouisoTodd Louiso...Dick
Jack BlackJack Black...Barry Judd
Lisa BonetLisa Bonet...Marie De Salle
Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones...Charlie Nicholson
Joan CusackJoan Cusack...Liz
Tim RobbinsTim Robbins...Ian Raymond
Chris RehmannChris Rehmann...Vince
Ben CarrBen Carr...Justin
Lili TaylorLili Taylor...Sarah Kendrew
Joelle CarterJoelle Carter...Penny Hardwick
Natasha Gregson WagnerNatasha Gregson Wagner...Caroline Fortis
Shannon StilloShannon Stillo...Alison Jr. High
Drake BellDrake Bell...Rob Jr. High
Laura WhyteLaura Whyte...Laura's Mom
Sara GilbertSara Gilbert...Anaugh Moss
Rich TalaricoRich Talarico...Barry's Customer
Matthew O'NeillMatthew O'Neill...Beta Band Customer
Brian PowellBrian Powell...Middle Aged Customer
Margaret TravoltaMargaret Travolta...Rob's Mom
Jillian PetersonJillian Peterson...Laura's Sister Jo (as Jill Peterson)
Dick CusackDick Cusack...Minister
Susan YooSusan Yoo...Girl - 19 Year Old
Chris BauerChris Bauer...Paul
K.K. DoddsK.K. Dodds...Miranda
Marilyn Dodds FrankMarilyn Dodds Frank...Alison's Mom
Duke DoyleDuke Doyle...Kevin Bannister
Aaron HimelsteinAaron Himelstein...Boy in Park
Jonathan HerringtonJonathan Herrington...Chris Thompson
Daniel Lee SmithDaniel Lee Smith...Rock Guy
Leah GaleLeah Gale...Mourner
David DarlowDavid Darlow...Mourner
Erik GundersenErik Gundersen...Marco
Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen...Self
Alex DésertAlex Désert...Louis (as Alex Desert)
Alan S. JohnsonAlan S. Johnson...Man in Store
Ian BelknapIan Belknap...Party Guest
Andrew MicheliAndrew Micheli...Party Guest
Polly du Pont NoonanPolly du Pont Noonan...Party Guest (as Polly Noonan)
Philip Rayburn SmithPhilip Rayburn Smith...Party Guest
Michele GraffMichele Graff...Party Guest
Susie CusackSusie Cusack...Party Guest
Liam HayesLiam Hayes...Piano Player
Damian RogersDamian Rogers...Greenday Girl
Robert A. VillanuevaRobert A. Villanueva...Skateboarder
Joe SpauldingJoe Spaulding...Flea Market Musician
Scott A. MartinScott A. Martin...Bartender
Heather NorrisHeather Norris...Laura's Friend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harold RamisHarold Ramis...Rob's Dad (scenes deleted)
James AzraelJames Azrael...Glam Rocker (uncredited)
Beverly D'AngeloBeverly D'Angelo...Woman selling records (uncredited)
Julie DiJohnJulie DiJohn...Rock Club Patron (uncredited)
Jennifré DuMontJennifré DuMont...Pedestrian (uncredited)
Mark FinneyMark Finney...Record Store Customer (uncredited)
Reese FosterReese Foster...Cafe' Patron (uncredited)
Lisa HarrisonLisa Harrison...Cafe Patron (uncredited)
Susan HegartySusan Hegarty...Voice of Laura's Mom (uncredited)
Ian MichaelsIan Michaels...Guy in Chem Lab (uncredited)
Tristan Layne TapscottTristan Layne Tapscott...Guy on the Street (uncredited)
Timothy W. TiedjeTimothy W. Tiedje...Operator (uncredited)
Ian WilliamsIan Williams...Store customer (uncredited)

High Fidelity Movie Trailer

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High Fidelity Movie Description

In High Fidelity Movie I read the novel when it was first published because the title attracted me, and I really liked it. 

When I heard that John Cusack was adapting it and moving the action to Chicago (from London in the novel), I was a little concerned about things changing during an adaptation for arbitrary reasons, but I worry. 

don't need to; Although I do have some questions, which we'll get to later, Cusack and company have done a fine job adapting the novel.

First, I read a comment that claims it's "music geeks". The kind of people Hornby, Cusack, their co-writers (DV DeVincentis and Steve Pink, who also co-wrote Gross Point Blank and Scott Rosenberg), and director Stephen Frears portray are a There is a very specific type of "music geek"; The type who is a snob about music.

I would say that almost all of us are aggressive about our likes and dislikes when it comes to music, but not many, I agree, can compare liking to Marvin Gaye and Art Garfunkel "with both Israelis and Palestinians". 

By agreeing". And perhaps for many of us not so overcome with emotion upon hearing of a person's death, there's no better way to express that sadness than by listing your top 5 songs about death. 

Yet we like these people as characters because we see that even though they have some goofy attitudes, they have a genuine love for their music, and are in low paying jobs because of what they do. 

are in love with him. And when we feel sad (or happy), who among us hasn't turned to music, like Rob does, or wished that Bruce Springsteen (and a jibe at the man who, in his comments, implied Bruce Will Never Be Pass) speak directly to us as he speaks to us through his music? The novel and film capture all of that.

Another strength, of course, is Cusack's performance. Woody Allen once said that while American actors were very good at playing courageous men, there weren't many who could play more "normal," regular guys. 

Cusack, on the other hand, has carved a niche for himself as a regular player. He doesn't look like The Boy Next Door, nor is he stereotypically sensitive or hip, but comes across as a man who feels both comfortable and yet wants something more. 

At his best in films like The Sure Thing, Say Anything, The Grifters, Bullets Over Broadway, Gross Point Blank, he plays guys growing up who could if they wanted to, but weren't sure whether they want to or not, and yet He has made each of them different. 

Rob's situation may be a little more conventional - he's not sure whether he wants to settle down yet - but Cusack, unafraid to show his unlikable qualities, makes us like Rob anyway.

The rest of the cast is also very good. Well-known names only get little screen time (Lisa Bonet, Joan Cusack, Tim Robbins, Lily Taylor, Catherine Zeta-Jones), but they make the most of their time. 

I've never seen Eben Hajel before (I haven't seen MIFUNE), but she works well as the most adult person in the film. But the real stars, besides Cusack and the music, are Robb's co-workers Jack Black and Todd Luiso. Black especially reminds me of people I used to know.

As I said, I do have a few quibbles. There are some incidents in the book that didn't make it into the movie that I would have liked to have seen (The Sid James Experience, and the woman who wanted to sell Rob a ton of valuable records for a ridiculously low price). 

I'm tired of movies that use rain as an expression of sadness, and this is an example of overuse. And Laura's character is not as developed in the film as she was in the novel. Still, it's well worth checking out.

I was quite looking forward to "High Fidelity Movie" after reading the very good Nick Hornby novel of the same name, but I never expected it to be this good. 

It's easily one of the best comedies ever made for its laughs - but what sets it apart from other comedies (especially those of the new age) is that it's a very poignant multi-layered story, which Mainly focuses on men - and why we are the way we are. Love, life, relationships, music, movies, hobbies, jobs, ticks, ups and downs - everything is here.

It's to John Cusack's credit that he took a "classic" contemporary novel set in London and moved it to Chicago - and it works just as well (if not better) than the British version. 

It goes to show that this is a truly universal story, if so many people around the world can appreciate it, regardless of where it's set. 

What we lose here are abbreviations like "mate," "cos" and other British expressions — but essentially the story is exactly the same, as is the character of Rob Gordon.

Cusack proves his worth here and there isn't a single bad performance in High Fidelity Full Movie, except perhaps for the love interest who tries to sport an American accent and it's pretty uneven at times.

Jack Black is fantastically funny and once again reveals why he's way ahead of other fat comedians like Chris Farley, who relied on OTT acts and weight just for laughs - Black, like John Candy, in fact Works and has turned a few really good movies in his career so far which can be said for many of his competitors.

The script has some very funny one-liners and movie/music in-jokes (I love the "Evil Dead" bit - "Because it's so funny and violent, it's got a kick-a$$ soundtrack ...more It's too violent!").

But what really bugged me (so to speak) about High Fidelity Movie at the end of the day when I saw it was the fact that it stays with you for ages after the credits roll. 

It's poignant and really spot on in many respects - add to this flawless performances and great direction and clever ideas and a film full of one-liners and jokes, and you've got a top-notch comedy masterpiece that ranks "High Fidelity Movie" Is.

In the top ranks of American (and British!) comedies - "with," as the DVD back cover says, "a bullet." highly recommended.

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