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Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
Nick Norah's Infinite Playlist
Actors: Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Aaron Yoo, Rafi Gavron, Ari Graynor
Director: Peter Sollett
Genres: Comedy, Drama
PG-13     2009     1hr 30min

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) frequen...  more »

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Actors: Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Aaron Yoo, Rafi Gavron, Ari Graynor
Director: Peter Sollett
Creators: Adam Brightman, Andrew Miano, Chris Weitz, Joseph Drake, David Levithan, Lorene Scafaria, Rachel Cohn
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Love & Romance
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/03/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 30
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, French
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Member Movie Reviews

Derek B. from LINDSBORG, KS
Reviewed on 2/24/2011...
This movie is a waste of time. Michael Cera is overrated and the plot is just stupid. Don't watch this piece of crap film
4 of 6 member(s) found this review helpful.
Holly M. (Hollyhall218) from SANDWICH, IL
Reviewed on 12/29/2010...
I love a good high school movie. The angst of a teenager always getting in the way. It a funny movie.
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Erik K. (jager) from ROCKFORD, MN
Reviewed on 10/1/2010...
Solid movie, good story, little bit slow at times but worth watching specially if th significant other is around.
4 of 6 member(s) found this review helpful.
Reviewed on 7/25/2010...
Really enjoyed this movie. Had never heard of Kat Dennings before, but she was terrific. Michael Cera was great as always. Sweet story about teens that wasn't snarky. How unusual!!
4 of 6 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

The Music Scene at Night
Amos Lassen | Little Rock, Arkansas | 12/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

""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. Nick meets Norah (Kat Dennings) at a show where the band is finishing playing "Screw the Man". As the two begin their adventure together, Norah questions her assumptions about the world. The two seem to have little in common aside from their love of music but their chance meeting leads them on an all night quest to locate where a band is doing their secret show. They soon realize that they are actually on a first date and involved in some kind of romance that could change their lives. They with Tom and Dev, two gay members of Nick's band, set out to find the other band. We get a new kind of romantic comedy in which gay people are just people. As Nick and Norah hold hands, they embark on a night that they will never forget.
It is nothing new to see two people make a connection through music and here it is done in a fun manner and as we watch we begin to empathize with the characters and grow to love them. The success of the film is because of the amazing cast, the wonderful screenplay by Lorene Scafaria and the direction by Peter Sollett. The movie succeeds because of these and as a teen comedy it is sweet and gives a balance between Nick and Norah that we do not often see. It is a character driven film and the actors do their jobs with élan. Ari Graynor shines as a ridiculously likeable drunk.
The movie is all about love and if you are not in love, the movie makes you want to be. It also provides laughs and the magic of music. Can we ask for anymore than that?
Nick&norah`s infinite playlist
Mr. Adrian L. Fox | australia | 05/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am over 50 and even though this movie is probably aimed at teenagers
i found it really enjoyable,this was due to really clever writing and
a excellent cast that seemed to work well together.
I had allready borrowed this movie from my brother and decided after
watching it to buy a copy for myself from the U.S. (i`m in australia)
that`s how much i enjoyed this movie.
The picture and audio is very good as you would expect with blu-ray
and this movie had some fantastic music."
An "After Hours" Revamp as a Smart, Affecting Teen Comedy wi
Ed Uyeshima | San Francisco, CA USA | 09/14/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I was all prepared to trivialize this movie for what I expected to be another hipster teen comedy taking advantage of the success of Juno and Superbad, especially given that Michael Cera is the co-star of all three films. However, this 2008 movie is really a quirky, sharply played variation on Martin Scorsese's 1985 After Hours, this time focusing on two misfit teens, kindred spirits when it comes to their taste in music, who find themselves traipsing through New York's indie rock scene for one hilariously sleepless night. Their chemistry is predestined by their names, a tribute to the scintillating married couple played by William Powell and Myrna Loy in The Thin Man series of golden-era Hollywood classics. Their nocturnal misadventures are driven by Nora's search for her hard-partying best friend Caroline, who escaped in a fit of paranoia out of a van, while gay-band bassist Nick is nursing a broken heart over Tris, the shallow, man-baiting ex-girlfriend who continues to play him.

If the movie simply limited itself to the odyssey, it would have been satisfying enough for its intended audience, but what director Peter Sollett and screenwriter Lorene Scarfaria have done to transcend the genre is make the lead characters' mutual passion for music the focal emotional point of their growing attraction for one another. Nick keeps sending Tris idiosyncratic mix CDs (like "Road to Closure, Vol. 12"), which she tosses into the trash only to provide Nora an opportunity to retrieve them and listen to reflections of his broken heart. Neither is able to articulate their feelings otherwise, as shown by their comically bumbling conversations, so the music plays a vital part of their burgeoning relationship. I still don't find Cera terribly versatile, but he has been resourceful in using his now-familiar screen persona of a dweebish sad-sack in suitably well-turned material.

Familiar as Catherine Keener's edgy but ultimately caring daughter in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Kat Dennings comes into her own as Norah, capturing the insecurity of a character who leaves herself wide open to the pain inflicted by those around her. There are scene-stealing turns by Ari Graynor as the constantly drunken Caroline, Alexis Dziena as self-appointed goddess Tris, and Rafi Gavron and Aaron Yoo as Nick's club-friendly gay bandmates. There are a couple of Saturday Night Live cast cameos thrown in - "newscaster" Seth Meyers as the horned-up passenger mistaking Nick's yellow Yugo as a cab (with Scarfaria as his girlfriend) and Andy Samberg as a bum lurking on the steps of St. Patrick's Cathedral. The alt-rock music is appropriately underground to fit the story. There really isn't that much more to the movie since the fate of these characters is clear from the outset.

It's simply that the film has good energy fueled by the constant barrage of music and smart dialogue to fill the love story that emerges from their long night's journey into morning. There are a surprising number of extras with the 2009 DVD starting with two separate commentaries, the first with Sollett, Cera, Dennings and Graynor discussing the production details, and the second with Sollett and the source novel's writers, Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, in which they discuss more of the story and screen adaptation. There are deleted scenes and outtakes, some quite funny but understandably excised, and an amusingly off-kilter Nick & Norah puppet show by Dennings. Rounding out the extras are storyboards, photo galleries, Graynor's video diary, a music video, and a funny faux-interview with Cera and Dennings."