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Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist

A 2008 movie directed by Peter Sollett.

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"It was a great night, my hetero heroine"

  • Oct 17, 2009
Rating:
+4
No, this isn't a modern-day spin on the "Thin Man" characters...

Peter Sollett ("Raising Victor Vargas") directs this unexpected, super-sweet teen comedy based on the novel by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. It disappointingly flew under the radar when released last year, but a deserved cult following is steadily growing for NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST.

Nick (Michael Cera from "Superbad" and "Juno") has just broken up with his cheating girlfriend, Tris (Alexis Dziena). Norah (Kat Dennings), one of Tris's schoolmates, has never met Nick, but already considers him a "musical soul-mate" based on Nick's outstanding mix CDs that she manages to salvage after Tris tosses them. When legendary indie band Where's Fluffy? announces it will be playing a mystery location somewhere in New York, Nick and Norah set out with their respective groups for a wild night...

There isn't much more to the slight storyline, but this merely adds to the charm. Playing like a Gen. Y cross between "The Breakfast Club" and "After Hours", NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST is the most refreshing teen comedy I've seen in a long, long, looooong time! Michael Cera and Kat Dennings are adorable in the lead roles, Ari Graynor is hilarious as Norah's drunken best friend Caroline; and Aaron Yoo and Rafi Gavron are solid in their support as Nick's colourful bandmates.

The Blu-ray comes stacked with bonus features, including Cinechat (an online BD-Live facility which allows you to "chat" with friends and compile your own favourite songs from the soundtrack as the movie plays), a "Nick & Norah Puppet Show" performed by Kat Dennings, deleted scenes/outtakes and on-set video diaries.

This movie comes with my highest recommendation!

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review by . February 22, 2009
Nick: I think we both said some things we didn't mean, like... when you broke up with me... on my b-day.     Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):     1. Girl breaks up with boy   2. Boy makes mixed tapes and mopes   3. Boy meets new girl   4. Boy's friends decide to intervene   5. New girl's best friend gets drunk, and does extremely nauseating thing   6. Various people search for drunken girl, while searching …
review by . February 09, 2009
Oh, did I ever enjoy this movie. It was just about perfect. It felt a little like Almost Famous, High Fidelity (without the angst), and any good road trip movie. Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous) acts, looks and moves very much like Michael Cera (Nick). They are young, a little geeky, skinny, and in love with incredibly gorgeous women that don't necessarily know it right away (Kate Hudson in Almost Famous and Kat Dennings in Nick and Nora). There's the same kind of intelligent innocence in both films. …
review by . December 21, 2008
"Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist"    The Music Scene at Night    Amos Lassen    Two people are thrust together for one wild night in New York City and they experience a sleepless world of adventure, of late-night fun and very loud music. Michael Cera is Nick and he is a member of a rock band. He is trying to get over a broken heart. His band where he is the only straight member and plays bass is "Jerk Offs" which is classified as queercore. …
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Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist is a comedy about two people thrust together for one hilarious, sleepless night of adventure in a world of mix tapes, late-night living, and, live, loud music. Nick (Michael Cera) frequents New York's indie rock scene nursing a broken heart and a vague ability to play the bass. Norah (Kat Dennings) is questioning pretty much all of her assumptions about the world. Though they have nothing in common except for their taste in music, their chance encounter leads to an all-night quest to find a legendary band's secret show and ends up becoming the first date in a romance that could change both their lives.

In the big-screen version of Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's popular young adult novel, two high-school seniors fall in love over the course of one eventful evening. A straight bass player in a queercore band, Nick (Juno's Michael Cera) has just been dumped by the two-timing Tris (Alexis Dziena). He's committed to making more self-pitying mix CDs until his bandmates convince him to help track down a top-secret rock concert. Meanwhile, Norah (Charlie Bartlett's Kat Dennings) and her hard-partying pal, Caroline (Ari Graynor), set off on the same journey. Nora had never met Nick, but she already had a crush on him (While attending the same school as Tris, she's been enjoying the mixes Nick keeps making--and Tris keeps throwing away). When the inebriated Caroline goes missing, they spend the rest of the night ...
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Director: Peter Sollett
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 3, 2008
DVD Release Date: February 3, 2009
Runtime: 90 minutes
Studio: Sony Pictures
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