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Top Movies of the Decade #28

28.  High Fidelity

Top 5 Reasons Why I Love High Fidelity:

5.  John Cusack.   Playing, essentially, an older version of his character in “Say Anything.”   The guy who didn’t want to sell anything, buy anything or process anything as a career naturally owns a music store that’s going under.

4.  Jack Black.  Before it got old, he did his best manic work as the ultimate music geek/jerk who refuses to sell Lionel Richie but has a soft spot for Marvin Gaye.  Without a doubt his best performance of the decade.

3. Lisa Bonet.  Remember her, from the Cosby Show?   OK, so maybe she’s a lousy actress who’s made some really awful career choices, but if I were to make a list of most interesting people to look at, she’d be #1.

2.  It’s a clever, funny, suprisingly honest look at love and relationships in the 21st century.   John Cusacks’ proposal — “I’m tired of the fantasy, but I never seem to get tired of you”  is so hilariously un-romantic as to be touching, and real.  Nick Hornby wrote this stuff.  Nobody else could have.

1. Come on, it’s a movie about a music geek who makes lists and rants on and on about pop culture.   What’s not to like?   ;-)

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  1. steve said

    best movie ever

  2. Willie's wife said

    yes, what’s not to love? (Love you)

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