High Fidelity

Theatrical Release: March 31, 2000
High Fidelity


In this biting romantic comedy, Rob Gordon (John Cusack) is the owner of a semi-failing record store in Chicago where he sells music the old fashioned way – on vinyl. He’s a self-professed music junkie who spends his days at Championship Vinyl with his tow employees Dick (Todd Louiso) and Barry (Jack Black). Although they have an encyclopedic knowledge of pop music and are consumed with the music scene and creating their all-time favorite top-five lists of subject specific songs, it’s of no help to Rob whose needle skips the love groove when his long-time girlfriend Laura (Iben Jhejle) walks out on him.
As Rob examines his failed attempts at romance and happiness the process finds him being dragged kicking and screaming into adulthood.

Dove Review

Bitter, sarcastic, profane; those are the qualities of the lead. But then, they are also the makeup of most of the other characters. Cusack’s Rob Gordon is trying to figure out why he can’t have a lasting relationship. This is a great idea for a story, but so much of the content is either sexual or of a crude nature.

Content Description

Language: GD 1, God or oh God 6, Jesus 2, F-word 50, S-word 12, combinations of ass 18, other sexual references include screwing and horny - Sex: several sexual scenes occur, some with clothes, others without; necking teens - Drugs: humor and use of drugs and alcohol - Smoking: the lead smokes throughout – Drinking: several scenes feature drinking - Violence: a fantasy sequence where the lead beats up and drops stuff on the guy who’s been seeing his girl.


Company: Touchstone Pictures
Director: Stephen Frears
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 107 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Phil Boatwright