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Frears, Cusack, and the writing team from "Grosse Pointe Blank" successfully bring Nick Hornby's 1995 novel to the screen, transplanting it from London to Chicago in the process. Cusack is Rob, a stuck-in-adolescence record store owner who just broke up with Laura (Hjejle), his long-time, live-in love. This gets him to thinking about his Top Five All-Time Breakups. Cue flashbacks. It also sends him on some hilarious conversations with his employees: know-it-all Barry (Black) who wields his musical tastes like a weapon, and Dick (Louiso), who's bashful to the point of invisibility. Cusack does his usual fine job, but Black and Louiso take over whenever they're on screen.

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Available on Running time 113 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Comedy, Chicago, Books to Film: Nick Hornby, Screen Teams: Cusack & Robbins, Funerals, Flashback
Screenplay
John Cusack, D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, Scott Rosenberg
Cast
John Cusack, Todd Louiso, Jack Black, Iben Hjejle, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Lisa Bonet, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lili Taylor, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Sara Gilbert, Chris Rehmann, Ben Carr, Joelle Carter, Bruce Springsteen
Cinematography
Seamus McGarvey
Director
Stephen Frears
Music
Howard Shore
Producer
Touchstone Pictures, Working Title Productions, Buena Vista

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