Cast: John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Jack Black
A music store owner counts down his greatest hits and greatest loves, rattling off his "desert island, all-time, top-five most memorable breakups, in chronological order." Cusack makes an adorable commitment-phobe, even as he spouts music trivia to get over being dumped by his last girlfriend, Laura.
What Parents Like: The dialogue and monologues are witty and quick: "People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos -- nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery, and loss."
Pucker Up: The only thing more powerful than breaking up is getting back together, and what better way to underscore this point than by showing the loving connections between music and emotion.