My new favorite movie

Sorry, ‘Munich‘ you just got bumped. My new favorite movie of all time is ‘High Fidelity

I liked it at first, but after watching it a few more times, it starts to grow on you.

Trust me, it will never trump ‘It’s a Wonderful Life‘ or my all time favorite comedy ‘Coming to America‘ or my all time favorite documentary ‘Grey Gardens‘. But it is pretty damn good.


#1 WOW! on 07.23.12 at 8:24 pm

Hard to beat Casablanca or Shawshank Redemption.

#2 Craig on 07.23.12 at 9:32 pm

I won’t say it is my favorite, but High Fidelity is easily in my top ten… probably even top five.

I’d love to say Jack Black made the movie, and although he is great…. the truth is the entire cast is stellar. The only exception I might have is the token addition of Joan Cusack who probably owes her brother for half the work she has obtained throughout her career.

Not only did the film make me want to run out and buy a turntable, but it also confirmed much of what I already knew about relationships. Simply a brilliant film. Good call DL.

#3 Johnny Roastbeef on 07.23.12 at 9:51 pm

I’ve been told by many people that High Fidelity is a great movie. People like DL who’s opinions I respect, but I have to admit I went to it in the theater and left during the middle of it to see half of Black and White which is a terrible film but at the time I enjoyed it more then High Fidelity. High Fidelity is on my list to try again, and maybe next time I’ll enjoy it.

DL have you ever seen Goodfellas and does it rank for you? One of my all time favorites, just wondering.

#4 Detroit Lewis on 07.23.12 at 10:50 pm

Goodfellas is a great film, but not in my top 10. As for Shawshank Redemption, kinda bored me.

#5 Sy on 07.24.12 at 9:52 am

Munich is indeed a fantastic film, way underrated.

Will give HF a try, thanks DL.

#6 Detroit Lewis on 07.24.12 at 10:14 am

Sy, you haven’t seen HF? ‘I will sock your nose!’

#7 Elaine on 07.24.12 at 11:41 am

The best thing about Jack Black in this movie is he was on his way up. His brand of humor still felt fresh and hadn’t yet been diluted by shit like Gulliver’s Travels or King Kong. Also, the fantasy sequence where they beat the crap out of Tim Robbins is genius.
A lot of fans of the book (which is set in England) seem to like the movie less.

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