Monday, December 17, 2012

High Fidelity (Stephen Frears, USA, 2000)

I made the mistake of actually trying to sleep thru the night and woke up at 2:30 (what was I thinking!! Night creatures don't sleep at night). Ate a pack of 3-minute noodles, a tin of tuna, drank lots of coffee, and went to the "Cupboard of Long Ignored Ex-rental Video Tapes" and pulled out the tape on top (almost) which happened to be HIGH FIDELITY. Cool film but that guy is a whiny bitch! He's got a (Danish) gf, a huuuge record collection, a nice apartment, and owns a record shop ... and yet the entire film has him complaining all the way thru??? And what's with Iben Hjejle?? She succeeds in getting what all Euro-trash actors want, a big role in a Hollywood movie (that actually happens to become a hit!) and she's offered more roles in Hollywood and what does she do? She says, "Nah, I'd rather pop back to Denmark and star in little shitty Danish films". Wauw. Awesome career move there, Iben!! :P

PS: the above shouldn't lead you to believe I don't like the film (altho I can see why you might, LOL) because I do quite like it and have watched it before (years ago and not on ex-rental tape but on TV (I think the TV version was even lbx. The tape is fs).