High Fidelity


Offbeat romantic comedy with an intelligent script. A record store owner (as in: vinyl LPs) gets dumped by his girlfriend, and looks back over previous breakups in an attempt to come to terms with his situation. Aiding (or hindering) this process are the two youths who help out at the shop, as well as the singer that he develops a crush on. The ex-girlfriends are played by a string of Hollywood beauties.


113 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language) .
Comedy, Romance

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Credits

Cast
John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso, Jack Black, Lisa Bonet, Joan Cusack, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tim Robbins
Director
Stephen Frears
ScreenplayD.V. DeVincentes, Steve Pink, John Cusack, Scott Rosenberg, from the novel by Nick Hornby
MusicCarter Burwell, Howard Shore, Elton John
CinematographySeamus McGarvey
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributor Ster-Kinekor
Made in2000
Produced byDogstar Films, New Crime Productions, Touchstone Pictures, Working Title Films

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
13
Movies for Africa
Lydia Roode
5
Cape Argus
Peter Frost
10
Cape Argus
Adrian Monteath
10
The Cape Times
Jean-Pierre Rossouw
15
The Star
Janine Walker
14
Die Burger
Herman Wasserman
15
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
Rapport
Paul Boekkooi
18
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
16
SAfm Screen & Co
Alan Swerdlow
17
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
15
Box Office
Wade Major
13
Rough Cut
Tom Cappello
17
Total Film
Alan Morrison
15
Film Review
Clayton Hickman
15

What the People say

Internet
3183 Netizens
16

Average .. 70%

14

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: My only real problem with this movie -- which certainly is fresher than most things out of Hollywood, as well as having an insightful script -- is who the target market is likely to be: the constant references to artists from bygone eras will lose the youngsters, and the techno soundtrack will not appeal to the older generation. Which may result in limited success at the box office.

Jodi Rosenthal (20): This is movie is about music and the people who are obsessed with it - I related. The acting is superb, the script is fresh and exciting, and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Anyone who appreciates a sharp, intelligent and funky film will enjoy it. It's target market are people who enjoy life and find meaning in lyrics of songs.






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