Nick and Norah's Infinite PlaylistIt's like music to my ears
been three weeks, two days, and 23 hours since Tris (Alexis Dziena)
broke up with Nick (Michael Cera). And now here she is at his band's
gig, with some new guy. Everyone knows a girl like Tris, or as I like
to call her, the destroyer of worlds.
She's the girl that
infects a guy's life like a spreading disease, slowly eating away at
his soul until she's in control of every aspect of his meaningless
existence. She's the girl that would cause a brokenhearted boy to
compile disc upon disc of playlists dedicated to coping with such a
harrowing breakup. Simply put, Tris is a bitch in the first degree.
is the only straight member of his band, "The Jerk Offs," which plays
shows in the seedy, dimly lit bars of New York City. After being
devoured and spit out by Tris, Nick is lost and pathetic, a shattered
remainder of himself. But luckily, there are girls like Norah (Kat
Dennings), who are there to pick the Nicks of the world up put them
Norah bumps into Tris and her new boyfriend at
Nick's gig and is so embarrassed to be dateless she asks a complete
stranger (Nick) to be her boyfriend for five minutes. A spark is recreated between the two when they share an impromptu kiss. Any fool worth their weight
in such romanticism can see the chemistry forming.
Nick and Norah are on their way to being happy, Tris becomes a jealous
she-devil and decides she wants him back. Meanwhile, Norah's best
friend and routine drunk Caroline (Ari Graynor) gets lost in the city
and it's up to her and Nick to find her. Their endless night in New
York is filled with opportunities to get to know each other - and the
possibilities are as endless as the playlists that provide the
soundtrack to their night.
love this film. It's full of heart, that genuine sense of emotion that
can't be faked. The chemistry between Michael Cera's awkward Nick and
Kat Dennings' Norah is beautiful and sweet. You can't help but fall in
love for them and hope they can put their past relationships in the
past for good.
"Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" is a love
letter to New York City. The Big Apple is the perfect backdrop for such
an intimate, focused story. These two star-crossed lovers constantly
chase each other around the city, searching for a rare concert and a
drunken friend, but in the process - they find each other. The music,
much like the soundtrack for "Juno," is filled with wonderfully indie
tracks that give the film a soul.
What else can I say? If you
want to feel good, if you want to believe in love and have your heart
jump-started by genuine performances and a killer soundtrack, then
you've got to see "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist."