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5,478 Ratings

High Fidelity

Directed by Stephen Frears
United States, United Kingdom, 2000
Drama, Comedy


The disenchanted owner of a failing record store, is going through his umpteenth breakup. This triggers an self-examination process of all his failed attempts at romance and happiness.

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High Fidelity Directed by Stephen Frears

Awards & Festivals

American Film Institute Awards

2001 | Winner: Movie of the Year

BAFTA Awards

2001 | Nominee: Best Screenplay - Adapted

Writers Guild of America

2001 | Nominee: Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published (Screen)

Golden Globes (USA)

2001 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Critics reviews

it’s a superlative romantic comedy—an up-to-date ANNIE HALL purged of Allen’s misogynistic impulse to crack all the jokes at the woman’s expense. No matter how small the role, everybody here from Iben Hjejle to Todd Louiso is a three-dimensional presence. (In the closing reel, Jack Black gets elevated to a crowd-pleasing four-dimensional plateau.) It might not be in my Top 5, but it’s damn close.
July 29, 2016
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Rob graduates to a vaguely adult realm at the end of the film, but potentially at Laura’s expense, and the filmmakers never bother to assure to us that this union is permanent. The acknowledgement of that impermanence is why the film is ultimately so romantic and refreshingly reminiscent of how people actually approach love outside of a movie screen.
August 09, 2012
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