High fidelityThe other night, my officemate Jill and I were playing this game, where we picked from a deck of cards with questions written at the back, questions like "What is your favorite childhood memory?" etc., and we had to tell each other our answers. Anyway, I got a card that asked "If you were to play a role in a movie, what role would that be?" And I figured that since High Fidelity is my favorite movie and my favorite book, and John Cusack is my favorite actor, I'd like to play Rob.
Rob is the movie's narrator, guiding us through his world, talking directly to the camera, soliloquizing on his plight--which is that he seems unable to connect permanently with a girl, maybe because his attention is elsewhere. But on what? He isn't obsessed with his business, he isn't as crazy about music as Dick and Barry, and he isn't thinking about his next girl--he's usually moping about the last one. He seems stuck in the role of rejected lover and never likes a girl quite as much when she's with him as after she's left.
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