In this biting romantic comedy, Rob Gordon (John Cusack) is the owner of a semi-failing record store in Chicago where he sells music the old fashioned way – on vinyl. He’s a self-professed music junkie who spends his days at Championship Vinyl with his tow employees Dick (Todd Louiso) and Barry (Jack Black). Although they have an encyclopedic knowledge of pop music and are consumed with the music scene and creating their all-time favorite top-five lists of subject specific songs, it’s of no help to Rob whose needle skips the love groove when his long-time girlfriend Laura (Iben Jhejle) walks out on him.
As Rob examines his failed attempts at romance and happiness the process finds him being dragged kicking and screaming into adulthood.
Bitter, sarcastic, profane; those are the qualities of the lead. But then, they are also the makeup of most of the other characters. Cusack’s Rob Gordon is trying to figure out why he can’t have a lasting relationship. This is a great idea for a story, but so much of the content is either sexual or of a crude nature.