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Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist 2008

High school student Nick O'Leary, member of the Queercore band The Jerk Offs, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg when she asks him to be her boyfriend for five minutes...

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Totally loved this flick. Leaves with a warm fuzzy feeling; leaves us reminiscing about our past. Plus, the script, direction and screenplay were realistic and believable. This definitely goes down as one of my all-time favorite romedies.
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i had a really good time watch nick and norah. just might end up being one of those classic teen movies we'll be talking about years from now
A "poor man's Juno", Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist is a slightly above average romantic comedy. Michael Cera is funny as usual but Kat Dennings ruined it a bit for me. I've never been a big fan of hers, and I think they could have casted someone more suited for that role (like an Ellen Page type). The underground music scene is a nice change of pace for a romantic comedy setting.

My Grade: A-

Micheal Cera tries to get over love and ends up falling in it, in the triumphant "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist". I was lucky enough to see a sneak preview of this film, especially since its been one of my most Anticipated movies of the year based on my love for the book. Though at times the film strays from its roots, it is never in a bad way. I must say that this is easily one of the best "teenage" movies of the year, and its funny since the two best "teenage" movies of last year starred Cera and the only other worthwhile HS flick of this year, "Charlie Bartlett" starred Dennings. Cera is such a likeable guy, and even though he's awkward, he has a quirky prescense that brightens up the screen. Kat Dennings, is brilliant... seriously, the girl is so funny and she acts the shit out of the screen. But, together... they are wonderful, their chemistry is electric and every moment they are on screen together should be savored. We even get stretches of scenes ala "Before Sunrise" and "After Sunset", that are captivating and enticing. What I like about the movie is that its a different kind of film about teenagers than what we're used to, which is either crass or kiddie. What we get here is an honest, sweet, gritty and dryly funny depiction of teen love in New York. Though, the film strays here and there... "Nick and Norah" is always a joy to watch and the ending comes far too soon. As the night comes to a close, you've experienced something that feels all too real and its something that I'd love to experience again.
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist is a deft, insightful, cleverly written and directed romantic comedy about two music-obsessed high-schoolers finding romantic love in New York City as they search for the location of an elusive musician's performance over the course of a single night. Adapted by Lorene Scafaria from Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's "Young Adult" novel and directed by Peter Sollett (Raising Victor Vargas, Three Feet High and Rising), Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist is the perfect antidote for romantic cynicism and the mediocre romantic comedies that flood multiplexes year-round.

As Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist opens, Nick O'Leary (Michael Cera), a college-bound high-schooler, suburbanite and guitarist for a Queercore outfit called The Jerk Offs (he's straight, they're not), agonizes over his pretty but shallow ex-girlfriend, Tris (Alexis Dziena). Trouble is, Tris doesn't want him back. She also doesn't want any of the mix CDs he's made for her. Her sometime rival and high school mate, Norah (Kat Dennings), however, can't get enough of Nick's mix CDs (he's made seven so far for Tris). The daughter of a famous music producer, Norah shares Nick's obsession with indie music, but doesn't know what he looks like.

In New York City for the performance of The Jerk Offs, Nick tries to look cool for the self-obsessed, vain Tris, who promptly ignores him. Norah, goaded by Tris for apparently not having a boyfriend, Norah walks up to Nick and convinces him, briefly, to pretend to be her boyfriend. Tris, surprised at the development, begins to reconsider her relationship with Nick. After a brief exchange, Nick agrees to help Norah with her drunken friend, Caroline (Ari Graynor). After passing Caroline off to his band mates, Thom (Aaron Yoo) and Dev (Rafi Gavron), Nick and Norah go off in search of the elusive "Where's Fluffy?", a musician who performs at random night spots around New York City. Almost immediately, Thom and Dev lose Caroline, spurring a double search for her and the elusive musician.

As adapted by Lorene Scafaria from Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's novel and directed by Peter Sollett, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist is a light, but never lightweight exploration of that nebulous period between the end of high school and the beginning of college, where the freedom without responsibility (or almost no responsibility) is about to become the norm, but isn't quite yet, between the excruciatingly painful loss of first love and the more mature (if only slightly) second romantic love, and, of course, the love of and obsession with music. Each one is central to the development of character and identity, each one is deftly, effortlessly explored through Scafaria's screenplay and Sollett's direction.

Luckily for moviegoers, much of the charm and appeal found in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist can be credited to the two leads, Michael Cera (Juno, Superbad, Arrested Development and Kat Dennings (Charlie Bartlett), and a fine supporting cast. Cera, playing to the persona he's carefully developed over the last four or five years, is the familiar socially awkward, introspective music geek (his Nick could have easily stepped out of Juno). While Cera risks being typecast, right now it's hard to imagine another actor playing Nick. Likewise with Dennings, who, on the strength of her warmly vulnerable performance here, deserves to be front-listed for roles as early 20-something ing
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Directed by: Peter Sollett
Screenplay by: Lorene Scafaria
Adapted from the novel by: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Set against a beautifully shot backdrop of New York City, primarily around East Village and Brooklyn nightclubs, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist is a coming of age story of budding indie rocker love mixing a sweet tale with comedic absurdity, and plays like your favorite high school mix tape.

Michael Cera -- cast yet again as an awkward teenager with hang-ups over a girl -- plays Nick, the only straight member of a band with no drummer, who spends his time making mix CD's with elaborate homemade covers for his self absorbed ex-girlfriend Tris (Alexis Dziena), who is more interested in dating college boys who pay for her cab fare. Nick then meets the spunky Norah (Kat Dennings) who has a mysterious magic touch when it comes to velvet ropes, and has been quietly crushing on Nick, pulling his take-me-back-mixes for Tris from the trash. The meant to be couple are then taken on a bizarre adventure reminiscent of Cera's Superbad, hightailing it through lower Manhattan on a wild goose chase in search of Where's Fluffy, a band that gives out their showtimes in secret messages on FM radio. It's obvious the two are destined for one another, and even though the film has the basic boy meets girl formula, it works to classic effect, and for anyone who loves or lives in the city, the tour you get of New York is a real highlight.

Cera and Dennings have great chemistry orchestrating two very charming performances, but the shine stealer is Ari Graynor who plays Norah's friend Caroline, a budding alcoholic who spends the majority of her screen time as an unglamorous and drunken lush using the city as her personal sick bag. You will not know whether to laugh or be horrified. The real joy of the film however comes from watching two wallflowers find each other and bloom.

In the spirit of Dazed and Confused, and Empire Records -- films that embrace a generation somewhat inspired by a music scene -- Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist is poised to be the hipster anthem of the year.

Review By: Travis DeLingua

In theaters October 3rd.
Music was great. Kat Dennings is good looking enough to draw your attention, but not be a total whore. This movie had the same feel as Juno, and the plot line at sometimes left me thinking "why and how did that happen, again?"
NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST is a good-hearted and satisfying love story, and has a real good musical taste for the new age of progressive/punk-ish rock in underground clubs, with all of this in New York City. It's a Friday and Nick of New Jersey is taking a "personal day" because his depression over his breakup with his very slutty ex Tris (a despicable but nonetheless sexy and tempting Alexis Dziena) who attends the same all-girl boarding school as Norah, a smart and smart-ass music-head whose a very good friend and designated driver to her best friend Caroline (an infinitely joyful and enjoyable Ari Graynor) who always promises to never get drunk on the Fridays they go to music clubs, but always gets hammered for the heat of the moment, musically (not intimately, no way!).
Have you ever had that sweet guy friend who brings you soup in the morning tend to date the bitchiest girls? Or have you had the nicest girl friend who always has your back but tends to hook up with assholes? Well this movie is about the two paths of the Good Guy and the Nice Girl crossing.

I saw this movie at an advanced screening the other day and to be honest I was very skeptical. As a HUGE fan of Micheal Cera and the movie JUNO, I was certain that this movie was attempting to be another JUNO. But to my surprise it was a whole another entity. Mainly because this movie was based off a book (which i is way better, I read the entire thing it in 8 hours). I recommend watching the movie then reading the book.

This movie is much more diverse and vulgar in some ways such as language. There are gay characters in the movie that play a supporting role which I found delightful since it was unexpected and more relate-able since I don't know many people who don't have gay friends. Cera plays the same boy next door as Nick but Dennings as Norah compliments him well. The two of them are opposites yet they have many things in common and one of them is taste in music.

Overall, I thought the movie was perfect to take a date on. I was with my boyfriend and the movie was a prefect combo of cuddles and laughs. I highly recommend this movie!
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