True to the spirit of the book
High Fidelity review
6th March 2012
When I first saw this film (as a fan of the book), I remember being disappointed that it was set in the US. To be honest, I think this disappointment coloured my opinion a bit too much because, watching it again after several years, it's really a very good film. The performances are great (interesting to see Jack Black playing a slightly earlier rendition of the part that he plays in School of Rock), the script is funny, and the whole film remains very true to the original book in spirit.
If you appreciate music, and a love of music, watch this film. It's probably number 3 on the top 5 list of films that are worth watching if you appreciate music :-)