YMMV / High Fidelity

  • Awesome Music : Of course.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: A Freeze-Frame Bonus example - if you pause the film on Rob sticking Marie's CD in his player, you'll get a track listing which includes in amongst some funny ones which must've been added purely as Easter eggs (Ghostbusters? Mmm Bop?) a song called 911 Is A Joke. Eek.
    • It Makes Sense in Context: It has nothing to do with 9/11: it's a Public Enemy song from 1990, and is actually about poor response times from paramedics called to black neighborhoods.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Tim Robbins gets one or two scenes as Rob's pompous, arrogant hippie neighbor Ian, and steals every one.
  • The Woobie : Both the sad and damaged Sarah and the marginally stronger Penny. The latter gets a moment of awesome when she tells Rob off. Of course, he misses the point.
    I was crazy about you, and I wanted to sleep with you one day, but not when I was sixteen. When you broke up with me, you broke up with me, because I was, to use your charming expression, ''tight''...I cried and I cried and I hated you. When that little shitbag asked me out and I was too tired to fight him off! It wasn't rape because I said okay, but it wasn't far off. You know, I couldn't have sex until after college because I hated it so much? That's when you're supposed to have sex, Rob. In college! Now you want to have a little chat about rejection? Well, fuck you, Rob!

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