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4.0 out of 5 stars We didn't miss it. This is it, 8 Mar. 2011
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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