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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not infinite... but just right!
I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from this film. It's not quite a chick-flick, and yet it doesn't really fall into the American Pie/Superbad field of comedy, either.

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist is about a group of young people who have a crazy night out. Nick (played by Superbad and Juno star Michael Cera) and his band are playing a gig at a club,...
Published on 29 Jun 2009 by Lucy Felthouse

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3.0 out of 5 stars It was ok
I like the 2 main cast members, Michael Cera and Kat Dennnings, and hoped that together they would be great, it was ok rather than great. The script and plot were not great.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not infinite... but just right!, 29 Jun 2009
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Lucy Felthouse (Derbyshire, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from this film. It's not quite a chick-flick, and yet it doesn't really fall into the American Pie/Superbad field of comedy, either.

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist is about a group of young people who have a crazy night out. Nick (played by Superbad and Juno star Michael Cera) and his band are playing a gig at a club, but Nick is distraught when he sees his ex-girlfriend in the crowd. The ex-girlfriend who recently dumped him, has completely ignored him ever since and is also there with a new guy. However, things may be looking up for Nick as he catches the eye of another girl who's in the audience, checking him out. Later, in an attempt to save face in front of her bitchy classmate, the girl, Norah (Kat Dennings, of The 40 Year Old Virgin and The House Bunny), asks Nick to pretend to be her boyfriend for five minutes, and kisses him. Trouble is, the bitchy classmate is Tris, Nick's ex. Tris' nose is immediately put out of joint because although she's finished with Nick, she doesn't want anyone else, much less her rival Norah, to have him.

The evening slowly descends into madness as Norah's best friend, Caroline, goes missing. Nick, Norah and Nick's gay bandmates all set out to find her, whilst at the same time seeking information on a secret gig which is taking place. The hottest band ever is playing a gig on the night in question, but they won't say where. Thrown together by circumstances, Nick and Norah discover a love for the same music and try to ignore the growing attraction between them. Eventually, it becomes impossible to ignore. But as Tris is on the rampage and Norah's ex won't leave her alone, things are complicated. The young couple must make some tough decisions, and soon.

Overall, I really enjoyed this film. It really does defy classification. It's funny, and has an underlying love story, but I wouldn't say its overly soppy. It's fun, crazy and easy to watch. I found myself really liking the characters and rooting for them. The perfect film for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If you liked "Juno", you'll like this., 18 April 2010
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Mr. Stuart Bruce "DonQuibeats" (Cardiff, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
"Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist" is from the same vein of slightly alternative teen movies as "Juno"- more rich and characterised than most teen movies but still very much a coming-of-age story about complicated young relationships and all that stuff, set against a background of 'hip' indie music. It's not quite as bleak as "Juno" gets in parts though.

Michael Cera is perfect (perhaps just playing himself?) is the kid who's halfway between geek-cool and geek-uncool, still struggling to get over being dumped. Kat Dennings is great as the wallflower struggling to get noticed next to her outrageous friends and her famous Dad's shadow.

The highlight from a broad supporting cast is Ari Graynor as the incredibly drunk liability Caroline, who is on her own middle-of-the-night adventure lost in the city for much of the film.

The DVD is packed with extras. There's all the usual stuff in abundance- outtakes, alternative takes (including some funny improv bits), two commentaries, a fake interview. The best extra though is the one in which Kat Dennings wiggles cut-out drawings of each character to tell the whole story of the movie in 5 minutes, throwing in a grizzly bear and doing all the voices. Every single movie should have a 5-minute cut-out version as an extra, it's hilarious.

Not maybe as worthy as "Juno" but a very strong film.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very funny, 7 Mar 2012
This review is from: Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
Loved it, you can't not want to watch it again. It's witty and sad and a true love story. You must buy it and watch it like I did. Chick flick that boys can also watch.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT., 28 Dec 2011
This review is from: Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
It's really funny. It's romantic, but with a twist.
It's got Michael Cera and Kat Dennings.
What more could you want?!

One of my favourites.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kat Dennings deserves bigger movies, 18 Dec 2011
This review is from: Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
Well, what can I say? This was one of my favourite films of 2008 and for several reasons. First of all, Michael Cera and Kat Dennings are the definition of perfect casting here. They gel together extremely well and the supporting cast also put in good performances, with a couple of nice little random cameos from John Cho and Eddie Kaye Thomas. Next up, the story. OK, so it is structured in the usual way and the outcome is formulaic, but it is well written, the characters each manage to show their character traits early on and it has the right amount of comedy, (low end) drama and romance. The music is really well selected throughout and carries the film forwards perfectly. Highly recommended. 4.5/5
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A welcome change., 14 July 2011
This review is from: Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
This film is severely underrated. It's a cleverly written rom-com, but with none of the vomit/cringe associations that term conjures. Michael Cera and Kat Dennings are both fantastically cast, with Dennings for me, being standout. It's intelligent and witty and a fantastic way to spend a couple of hours!! I would just say if you're looking for a generic rom-com or Judd Apatow style get-a-laugh-a-minute film this isn't it. It's not a particularly mainstream film, but that makes it all the more endearing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So cute!, 21 Jun 2011
This review is from: Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
This film is one of my favourites. It fits in with this rom-com new-wave movement we appear to be having after hitting the 21st century up there with the likes of quirky classic 500 days of summer :) very lovely and very quirky, a film with lots of character thoroughly recommend it :) completes any girly sleep over :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable indie rom/com, 3 May 2011
This review is from: Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
This film is far from perfect but is still a great little film that was overlooked on its initial release. The romance between Michael Cera and Kat Jennings is both believable and sweet making this one good film. The script is excellent as is the supporting performances. A must for indie movie fans. Hugely enjoyable film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars We didn't miss it. This is it, 8 Mar 2011
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This review is from: Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
This is a nice feel good movie. The plot is far fetched at times and the characters aren't always well drawn but I found myself liking most of them.

Musician Nick is heartbroken after splitting up with high school student Tris. She goes to his band's gig in New York City with two of her schoolmates, one of whom is cool but lacking in confidence Norah. After the gig Nick and Norah meet when she asks him to pretend to be her boyfriend (don't ask why!). They discover they both like the same music so they search in his decrepit Yugo for ubercool band, "Where's Fluffy?" who are playing a secret gig somewhere in the city. Meanwhile Nick's gay band mates agree to take Norah's very drunk other friend - Caroline- home in their van.

So we follow these characters around NYC as the night turns into morning. Nick and Norah initially get on very well but then fall out as it becomes clear he is still carrying a flame for Tris. Tris gets jealous of Norah and decides she wants Nick back. You can see where this is going, right?

So nothing wildly original but the movie does have a few things going for it.
The cast seem to get on really well and appear to have enjoyed making the movie. Michael Cera plays more or less the same character he played in Juno and Scott Pilgrim (and indeed Superbad). You have to admit he is good at playing the likeable nerdy guy. He and Kat Dennings, who plays Norah, have good chemistry as the erstwhile couple and you want them to end up together. Ari Graynor is particularly funny as Caroline, who is drunk for 90% of the movie.

There are a few negatives to the movie. The plot stretches your disbelief to the limit at times. On street parking seems to be no problem in New York City. Towards the end of the movie a plotline about Norah's lack of sexual experience is raised rather needlessly in my opinion. However it is resolved reasonably well in a scene at the climax of the movie. (That line is funnier if you've seen the movie!). Nick's ex-girlfriend Tris is a character with no redeeming features. She is the complete opposite of "good girl" Norah, which jarred a bit for me.

"Nick and Norah's......." is partly romcom, partly teen comedy and partly farce and it will keep a smile on your face for most of it's running time.

And it gets at least one extra star for a great couple of romantic lines at the end of the movie, after Nick and Norah leave the Where's Fluffy? gig early together.

"Norah- Are you sad that we missed it?
Nick - We didn't miss it. This IS it."

Awwwwwwww[...]
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly enjoyable, 5 Nov 2010
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Lovely film with no specific audience other than that of a fun loving audience. Sweet funny and enjoyable without the need for cliche characters and plot. excellent soundtrack.
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