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High Fidelity

Plot summary
High Fidelity

The plot of High Fidelity centers on Rob Gordon (John Cusack), a self-confessed audiophile whose flair for understanding women is less than par for the course. After getting dumped by his current girlfriend, Laura (Iben Hjejle), he decides to look up some of his old flames in an attempt to figure out what he keeps doing wrong in his relationships.

During the time that he and his girlfriend broke up, he decides to make a list of his top 5 breakups, then after thinking them, he decides to contact every woman on his top 5 list to find out what went wrong.

He spends his days at his record store, Championship Vinyl, where he holds court over the customers that drift through. Helping Rob in his task of musical elitism are Dick (Todd Louiso) and Barry (Jack Black), the musical moron twins, as he refers to them. Armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of all things musical, they compile 「top five」 lists for every conceivable occasion, openly mock the ignorance of their customers, and—every so often—actually sell a few records. Also there are a some teenagers who skate near his store. In one busy day at the store, the teenagers try to steal some records and he chases them down, making his dislike for them bigger, until one day, he listens to a recording that they did and offers them a record deal, starting his own label called "Top 5 Records". During his off hours, he pines for the lost girlfriend Laura and does his best to win her back as he does at the end.

Summary found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Fidelity_(film) on 090108.

Cast
  • John Cusack ... Rob Gordon
  • Iben Hjejle ... Laura
  • Todd Louiso ... Dick
  • Jack Black ... Barry
  • Lisa Bonet ... Marie De Salle
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Charlie Nicholson
  • Joan Cusack ... Liz
  • Tim Robbins ... Ian 'Ray' Raymond