John Cusack Double Header – GROSSE POINTE BLANK and HIGH FIDELITY Blu-ray reviews
Two awesome John Cusack movies arrived on Blu-ray for the first time from Disney, High Fidelity and Grosse Pointe Blank. I normally prefer to do separate reviews, but decided to go ahead and do this one as a double header. Cusack may play the same character that he has since Better Off Dead, but at least he always seems to have some memorable characters. Many of you may still be pissed at him from the lackluster 2012, but spin either of these discs and you will be reminded of how awesomely neurotic he can be.
I will start off with a review of Stephen Frears‘ High Fidelity. The movie follows Rob Gordon (Cusack), a floundering record store owner as he navigates through life after a recent break up. He begins to examine his past relationships with the help of his employees played by Jack Black and Todd Louiso. The supporting cast is strong on this cool character piece, and includes Lisa Bonet, Tim Robbins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joan Cusack, and Lili Taylor.
Cusack plays Martin Blank a contract killer in this dark comedy. After getting a reminder for his10-year high school reunion he begins to question his career and decides to return home to take one final contract after vanishing before graduation. While in town he is able to rekindle his high school romance with Driver’s character.