Now a major motion picture from Touchstone Pictures.
Rob is a pop music junkie who runs his own semi-failing record
store. His girlfriend, Laura, has just left him for the guy
upstairs, and Rob is both miserable and relieved. After all, could
he have spent his life with someone who has a bad record
collection? Rob seeks refuge in the company of the offbeat clerks
at his store, who endlessly review their top five films
(Reservoir Dogs...); top five Elvis Costello songs
("Alison"...); top five episodes of Cheers (the
one where Woody sang his stupid song to Kelly...). Rob tries dating
a singer whose rendition of "Baby, I Love Your Way" makes him cry.
But maybe it''s just that he''s always wanted to sleep with someone
who has a record contract. Then he sees Laura again. And Rob begins
to think (awful as it sounds) that life as an episode of
thirtysomething, with all the kids and marriages
and barbecues and k.d. lang CD''s that this implies, might not be