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Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  3 October 2008 (USA)
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High school student Nick O'Leary, member of the Queercore band The Jerk Offs, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg when she asks him to be her boyfriend for five minutes.

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Storyline

It's been three weeks, two days, and 23 hours since Tris broke up with Nick. And now here she is at his gig, with a new guy. How could she have moved on so fast? This begins the night of Nick, Norah and Manhattan. The night of stripping nuns, hotel ice rooms, Russian food, psychotic ex-boyfriends and lovingly trashy ex-girlfriends. It's the night of Julio and Salvatore. The night of holding hands and writing songs and singing in the rain. It's a night they'll never forget. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including teen drinking, sexuality, language and crude behavior | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£398,194 (UK) (30 January 2009)

Gross:

£398,194 (UK) (30 January 2009)
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The film originally opened at The Jerkoffs show where Norah first meets Nick. All prior scenes (including Nick leaving a voicemail on Tris' phone, the scenes with Norah, Caroline, and Tris at the Catholic school, etc.) were re-shoots filmed six months after principal production was wrapped. See more »

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At the end of the movie, Nick and Norah are entering Penn Station, presumably in order to get home. Nick lives in Hoboken, and could presumably take the PATH train from 33rd St to Hoboken. But there is no access from Penn Station. Norah lives in Englewood, and there is no train access there, so Penn Station would not help her. She would more likely take a bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal (where they had been earlier in the night). See more »

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Norah: It reminds me of this part of Judaism that I really like. It's called Tikun Olam. It says that the world's been broken into pieces and it's everybody's job to find them and put them back together again.
Nick: Well maybe we're the pieces. Maybe we are not supposed to find the pieces. Maybe we are the pieces.
Norah: Nick? I'm coming in...
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Little Motel
Written by Isaac Brock, Eric Judy, Jeremiah Green, Tom Peloso, Johnny Marr and Joe Plummer
Performed by Modest Mouse
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By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Sweet and silly fun with an indie rock backdrop
4 October 2008 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. It's not as raunchy as its teen comedy predecessors, yet not as cloying as the usual chick flick. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist manages to strike up a nice balance between the two with a dash of hipster thrown in there. However don't let the title fool you. It isn't all about the music!

The movie is very character-driven and, fortunately, the cast was strong enough to carry it. Michael Cera and Kat Dennings make one quirky and fun on screen pair. The supporting cast members also shine in their roles. Ari Graynor, for instance, plays one of the most ridiculously likable drunks I've ever seen. The performances delivered by this young cast are really what make this movie.

Overall I enjoyed what I saw and can't wait for the DVD release. You don't have to think too hard about this one. It's a quick glimpse into the NYC music scene, light on the drama, but romantic and funny where it needs to be.

Ah, and, for the record, you don't have to be into the hipster subculture to appreciate this movie. It's definitely an accessible story, whether you've heard of Vampire Weekend or not.


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