Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

2008-12-19 13:53
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

Nick (Michael Cera) is the only straight band member of "The Jerk Offs" and is heartbroken when his girlfriend, Tris (Alexis Dziena), dumps him. Nick believes that he can win her back by sending her special mix CD’s, but Tris only throws them in the trash. However, Tris' college mate Norah (Kat Dennings) has retrieved most of them and is impressed by the cover art and music. Norah has never met Nick, but the music he loves touches her heart.

A chance encounter leads to an all-night quest to find a legendary band's secret show and ends up becoming the first date.

Here's what the critics had to say:

“It's an imperfect, sometimes familiar but always exuberant comedy with romantic resonance and a soundtrack that's as essential to the story as the dialogue.”
- Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“It's a familiar formula, but as the title characters, Michael Cera and Kat Dennings give it such a fresh spin you'd think they invented love at first sight.”
- Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader

“Nick & Norah possesses an inescapable, winsome appeal. It's an alternative romance, dedicated to the B-side of love.”
- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

“Even the biggest churl imaginable will find it hard to resist the palpable chemistry that emerges as the two flirt, fight or simply bliss out in the presence of each other.”
- Peter Sobczynski,

“[Director] Sollett is able to take familiar teen tropes and transform them into low-key magic.”
- David Ansen, Newsweek

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

Morgan 2009/01/04 10:43 AM
Charming little movie, even if the casual teenage sex rankles. Pity teenagers aren't this smart, learned - about music and life - and winsome in real life. Another hit for the adorkable Cera, that most unlikely of lead men.
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