High Fidelity

Synopsis: Thirty-something Rob Gordon, a former club DJ, owns a not so lucrative used record store in Chicago. He not so much employs Barry and Dick, but rather keeps them around as they showed up at the store one day and never left. All three are vinyl and music snobs, but in different ways. Rob has a penchant for compiling top five lists. The latest of these lists is his top five break-ups, it spurred by the fact that his latest girlfriend, Laura, a lawyer, has just broken up with him. He believed that Laura would be the one who would last, partly as an expectation of where he would be at this stage in his life. Rob admits that there have been a few incidents in their relationship which in and of themselves could be grounds for her to want to break up. To his satisfaction, Laura is not on this top five list. Rob feels a need not only to review the five relationships, which go back as far as middle school when he was twelve, and try to come to terms with why the woman, or girl as the case may b
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Director(s): Stephen Frears
Production: Buena Vista
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 21 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

nice qualities, just breasts...

and therefore she was no good to me.

What's the point?

It never goes anywhere.


I started dating a girl who everyone

said would give it up and who didn't...

and Penny went with this asshole named Chris

Thompson who told me that he had sex with her...

after something like three dates.

I own this store

called Championship Vinyl.

It's located in a neighborhood that

attracts the bare minimum of window shoppers.

I get by because the people

make a special effort to shop here.

Mostly young men...

who spend all their time looking

for deleted Smiths singles...

and original- not re-released,

underlined- Frank Zappa albums.

Fetish properties

are not unlike porn.

I'd feel guilty taking their money

if I wasn't...

well, kinda one of em.

- Morning, Dick.

- Oh. Hi. Hi, Rob.

- Have a good weekend?

- Yeah, okay.

Um, I found the first Liquorice Comfits

album over at Vintage Vinyl...

the one on Testament of Youth.

Never released here.

A Japanese import only.

Great. Great.

- I'll tape it for you.

- No, that's okay. Really.

Cause you liked their second one,

you said. Um, Pop Girls, Etc.

That's the one

with Cheryl Ladd on the cover.

Oh, you never saw the cover, though.

You just had that tape that I made you.

Yeah, I haven't really

absorbed that one yet.


- I'll just make it for you.

- Okay.

Seymour Stein

I've been lonely

- Dick. What's this?

- It's the new Belle and Sebastian.

Do you like it?

Holy Shiite.

- What the f*ck is that?

- Its the new Belle and Sebastian that-

Its a record weve been listening to

and enjoying, Barry.

Well, thats unfortunate,

because it sucks ass.

Yours, I assume.

Mmm, yeah

I used to think

maybe you loved me

Now, baby, I'm sure

Turn it off, Barry!

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