High Fidelity

Lists: Comedy, Music

Brief Synopsis: "When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt to figure out what went wrong. As Rob seeks out his former lovers to find out why they left, he keeps up his efforts to win Laura back."

Overall Ranking: 603 (Rank from 2000: # 14)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 50%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97
Skooch95(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest85Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 6
Bryan Lienesch79 - The satire and commentary on self-described audiophiles and the underbelly of music culture is smart and on point. The sappy rom-com elements? Not so much.
Comedy: 5
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 4
Dan O'Neill70(full review)
Thomas Pollock70

People Involved

  • John Cusack (Rob Gordon)
  • Iben Hjejle (Laura)
  • Todd Louiso (Dick)
  • Jack Black (Barry)
  • Lisa Bonet (Marie DeSalle)
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones (Charlie Nicholson)
  • Joan Cusack (Liz)
  • Tim Robbins (Ian Ray Raymond)
  • Chris Rehmann (Vince)
  • Ben Carr (Justin)
  • Lili Taylor (Sarah Kendrew)
  • Joelle Carter (Penny Hardwick)
  • Natasha Gregson Wagner (Caroline Fortis)
  • Shannon Stillo (Alison Ashmore)
  • Drake Bell (Young Rob Gordon)
  • Laura Whyte (Lauras Mom)
  • Sara Gilbert (Annaugh Moss)
  • Margaret Travolta (Robs Mom)
  • Bruce Springsteen (Himself)
  • Stephen Frears (Director)