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Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)

PG-13  |   |  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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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

3 October 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist  »

Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,311,751 (USA) (3 October 2008)


£398,194 (UK) (30 January 2009)

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Rachel Cohn, David Levithan:  The authors of the novel are in the background of the Veselka diner scene, sitting at a table. See more »


When Nick meets Norah at the diner, they have a conversation about Tal and Becka Wiener and more. The conversation switches from them sitting at the table and then walking down the street then back in the diner then back on the street. The conversation is fluid but the scenes are not. See more »


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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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