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

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3 October 2008 (USA)  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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

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£398,194 (UK) (30 January 2009)
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Nick's cellphone ring tone is "Boys Don't Cry" by The Cure. (The lyrics tell the story of a man who has given up trying to regain the love of a girl that he has lost, and tries to disguise his true emotional state by "laughing, hiding the tears in [his] eyes, 'cause boys don't cry".) See more »

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Thom: Well we came to Gray's Papaya to get a bite to eat and she must have woke up because the chick has flown the coop.
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Fever
Written by Gabriel Levine, Conrad Doucette, John Paul Jones and Robert Damion Jurrens
Performed by Takka Takka
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By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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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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