Steve’s Media Blog

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Posted on: October 6, 2008

I meant to write this up Friday or Saturday, while the movie was still very much fresh in my mind.  However, it doesn’t matter, since it was good enough for me to still remember it (and subsequently re-enjoy it if you will) a few days later.  It’s a perfect movie to review on this blog since it deals with music.

I will admit, I really didn’t recognize 90% of the music in Nick and Norah (spoiler warning in link!  It goes to Wikipedia).  In fact, while the movie was about a group of kids trying to find a Where’s Fluffy? concert in New York, and that Michael Cera’s character was in a band, and he was really good at making playlists, music wasn’t really the true heart of the story.

It provides a vehicle to move it forward, but it’s really a great story about a couple of kids who realize they like each other, and not their respective previous lovers.  Which, when you think about it, makes sense.  The movie is based on a book of the same name written by David Levithan (co-written by Rachel Cahn).  It should follow that character is the heart of the movie.

I found it very enjoyable and would watch it again, no question.  Don’t be fooled by the trailers (which make the movie seem like it is a standard teen comedy a la Superbad) – it is good quality stuff.  One thing though – I definitely get the vibe that the movie is trying to pick off the success of Juno – the title font is a dead giveaway of that.

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2 Responses to "Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist"

good review. i thought it was a good movie as well. i actually thought it would be bad before i watched it.

http://www.jdiazblog.wordpress.com

there were some awkward moments in this movie that were hard to get past… such as every time that gum was passed around (yuck!)

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