High Fidelity Rating: In this gender-reversed adaptation of the novel and film; So Kravitz is fantastic, but the program itself is only superficially entertaining.
“Very trustworthy;” which premieres on Hulu on Friday; is a fantastically cool show that only goes a long way on vibes; thanks in part to a hypnotic lead performance by Zo Kravitz.
She’s so good it’s hard to imagine she can’t find anyone who will adore her just the way she is.
I’d say warts and all, but come on, those are gorgeous beauty spots and creative tattoos.
To rob; the record store owner who made a list, initially featured in Nick Hornby’s novel and later played by John Cusack in the 2000 film; is played by Kravitz.
The genders are reversed in this version, and Kravitz’s Rob (short for Robyn) has had at least one gay romance.
She smokes cannabis and cigarettes all the time; her favorite drink is whiskey pure or bodega coffee; she dresses like Kramer from “Seinfeld” with sheer bras, and she owns a rundown record store in Brooklyn.
She’s also dealing with a broken heart: her fiancé dumped her a year ago and she’s still on the mend; whether she admits it or not.
Rob embarks on an alleged journey of self-discovery by contacting the partners responsible for her ‘desert island; all-time Top 5 most unforgettable heartbreak;” yet she doesn’t start this effort until the end of episode 3.
No one from her background seems to understand her; and even her new love interest; Clyde (Jake Lacy, who may be ringing too many “Girls” bells for the show’s liking); seems cheesy in comparison.
Does Sarah have the potential to be booked for the film?
Normally, it doesn’t matter whether an edit closely matches the source material; nevertheless, the references here are so obvious and self-conscious that they deserve to be mentioned.
Lisa BonetKravitz’ mother, portrays one of Cusack’s love interests in the film, a sultry musician who is viewed in awe.
Sarah Kucserka and Veronica West’s television adaptation has numerous references to the book and the film; including verbatim lines; soundtrack choices (hey, Beta Band); character names; a floppy sweater; and no doubt I missed extra winks.
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Many of these direct ports work quite well, as does a fantastic revival of a classic piece.
High Fidelity Review: Is It Worth Watching?
Fans of the 2000 film adaptation of Nick Hornby’s acclaimed 1995 novel may be wondering what the point of all this is after two episodes of the High Fidelity TV series.
For example, the show resembles Stephen Frears’ romantic comedy Rob Gordon; starring John Cusack.
In the TV series; Zoe Kravitz plays Rob Brooks; the main character; while Da’Vine Joy Randolph steals the show as Rob’s energetic record store clerk; just like Jack Black did 20 years ago.
Kravitz has a special bond with High Fidelity because her mother; Lisa Bonet; played singer Marie De Salle in the film.
Kravitz, who was 11 at the time, was impressed as she is now the show’s executive producer.
Mainly set in Rob’s Brooklyn record store Championship Vinyl or her apartment in Crown Heights, High Fidelity centers on her relationship with her ex-partner Mac, played by Moroccan-British actor Kingsley Ben-Adir.
Rob, who is obsessed with pop culture, uses music, movies, art and literature to help her cope with her problems with the help of her staff Cherise (Randolph) and Simon (David Holmes).
This technique involves making top five lists and speaking directly to the audience so she can voice her concerns and discuss past relationships.
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This candid and candid approach is exactly what made the film stand out, especially when combined with Cusack’s ferocity and humor that made people overlook Gordon’s self-centeredness and general wickedness.
High Fidelity Review: What’s It About?
Film Rob promises to film the misbehaving teenagers who steal from his shop; TV If her naughty teenagers ever make a record; Rob casually offers to sell it in her business.
It’s a less emotional, less intriguing alternative, one that the TV show has used several times.
We understand that the main character is hesitant to commit, but her show seems to be too.
It’s still superficial after ten episodes – gorgeous, yes, with a glowing but never sweaty aesthetic, but vague.
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The wisdom of “High Fidelity,” or lack thereof, states that what you like is more important than how you are.
High Fidelity Review: What Did the Characters Need?
Rob, on the other hand, says she only likes “good music” when asked about her preferences.
Rob’s obvious list of Top 5 villains (Hannibal Lecter, et al.) may come from a middle-aged white bro rather than a 29-year-old biracial, bisexual funky Brooklynite.
David Bowie and Mexican food are both great, but neither signifies esoteric connoisseurs, and Rob’s obvious list of Top 5 villains (Hannibal Lecter, et al.) could be from
However, other characters in the program, most notably Simon (David H. Holmes), Rob’s employee and gay ex-boyfriend, demonstrate the show’s uniqueness.
He gets his episode where he relives his Top 5 heartbreak, and it’s by far the most interesting and most conflicted.
Cherise (Da’Vine Joy Randolph, who plays Jack Black) is Rob’s second sidekick and I wish she had her episode too.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it worth watching High Fidelity?
It may take a while, but High Fidelity proves its worth, even implying that there is much more to experience than Hornby’s novel and film.
What caused High Fidelity’s cancellation?
High Fidelity had cult following among viewers, but the show was discontinued in August 2020 and never renewed.
In an interview with Elle, Kravitz claimed that Hulu had underestimated the cultural influence of High Fidelity and how much people loved it.
Is there a real story behind High Fidelity?
In February 2020, Hulu released High Fidelity. The romantic comedy was based on Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel of the same name.