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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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Jeremy Haines ...
Randy (Are You Randy)


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)


$31,487,293 (USA) (14 November 2008)

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Did You Know?


Charles Linshaw played drag queen Tris in a scene which was cut but appears in the deleted scenes section of the DVD. See more »


When Caroline goes to the guy in the bus station to ask for a turkey sandwich, in one shot he is wearing the cap on one side, but in the other shot he is wearing the cap on the other side. See more »


Tris: [in the Yugo with Nick, and breaks off the head rest] See, look! Even your car misses me. It's falling apart without me.
Nick: You did that, actually.
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References Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) See more »


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Written by Silas Hite, Myron I. Kerstein (as Myron Kerstein) and Mark Mothersbaugh
Performed by Silas Hite and Mark Mothersbaugh
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User Reviews

Nick and Norah's Passionate Playlist
3 February 2009 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

'Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist' turned out to be a sweet and cool surprise. I was just expecting another usual teen flick and while the main storyline does follow the formula, its the treatment that appealed. The director really shows that even though there is a physical attraction between the two leads, they also have characteristics that repel each other. But, what really brings these two people closer is their passionate liking for music. Both have the same taste and the best parts of the films are the sequences where the two talk about their favourite songs and singers.

The movie pretty much takes place during an entire night and Sollett's portrayal of night in the city is amusing and exciting. Lighting is cleverly used and the yellow tinted colour adds more excitement into the night. With the exception of that Spice Girls track, I like the soundtrack.

Michael Cera and Kat Dennings suit their parts wonderfully. They maintain a good chemistry (even though their love scene looks a little awkward). Aaron Yu, Rafi Gavron and Jonathan Wright provide some fun comic relief as Nick's friends/bandmembers. Ari Graynor is hilarious.

I like the title of this movie and how the movie stays true to it. It's a charming little film that is perhaps best enjoyed at night.

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