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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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Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist  »

Box Office

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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

Gross:

£398,194 (UK) (30 January 2009)
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Charles Linshaw played drag queen Tris in a scene which was cut but appears in the deleted scenes section of the DVD. 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: If you don't have a drummer, then why do you have drums you fistful of assholes?
Dev: [trying to come up with clever names for their band] Fistful of assholes! I like it.
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An Unlikely Film of Soul...
27 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this age of super-broad comedies and sexed-up teen films, there comes Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. It's all-too-easy to groan at the thought of sitting down to a high school film these days, yet 'Nick & Norah' attempts to make you rethink that. It tries to achieve that so rare of an achievement; it tries to make a genuine and honest teen comedy.

It succeeds.

Michael Cera, that king of adorable dorkiness, stars as Nick, the sole straight member of a queer-rock band. Kat Dennings plays Norah, a rocking rich chick who is just as unattracted to teenage pettiness as the rest of us are. These two meet through a random encounter and together set out to try and find the secret show of the aptly titled rock band Where's Fluffy? They cruise the town like grown adults, yet underneath both are incredibly naive. They argue, fight, flirt, and, yes, fall in love; what makes the film great is how mature and honest a relationship they create. We know from the beginning that it is the destiny of Nick and Norah to get together, yet when they do it is nothing short of soulful. With a wonderfully witty script along for the ride, it's apparent that this is much more than your average teenage comedy. 7/10 stars!

Jay Addison


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