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Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist -- After a chance encounter, Nick and Norah embark on a journey through New York's indie rock scene on a quest to find the secret show of a legendary band, and wind up finding each other.
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist -- The trailer for the upcoming DVD release of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist -- "You're My Musical Soulmate", a clip from the upcoming DVD release of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist -- Behind the scenes: Peter Sollett "On the live music in the movie"
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist -- Interview: Kat Dennings "On her character"


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Writers (WGA):
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3 October 2008 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A fun romp through New York's night-time music scene. See more (129 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Cera ... Nick

Kat Dennings ... Norah

Aaron Yoo ... Thom

Rafi Gavron ... Dev

Ari Graynor ... Caroline

Alexis Dziena ... Tris

Jonathan B. Wright ... Beefy Guy (Lethario)

Zachary Booth ... Gary

Jay Baruchel ... Tal

Justin Rice ... Bishop Allen
Christian Rudder ... Bishop Allen
Giorgio Angelini ... Bishop Allen
Darbie Nowatka ... Bishop Allen
Cully Symington ... Bishop Allen
Jeremy Haines ... Randy (Are You Randy)
Sammy Marc Rubin ... Sammy (Are You Randy)
Glenn Kubota ... Korean Guy

Marika Daciuk ... Ukrainian Waitress

Marcel Simoneau ... Drunk Kid

Seth Meyers ... Drunk Guy in Yugo

Lorene Scafaria ... Drunk Girl in Yugo

Andy Samberg ... Homeless Man

Billy Griffith ... Switzerland
Ruth Maleczech ... Homeless Caroline

Eddie Kaye Thomas ... Jesus

Frankie Faison ... Ticket Salesman
Marilyn McDonald ... Janitor

John Cho ... Hype Man

Kevin Corrigan ... Man at Port Authority

John Cantwell ... Nellie Olesons
Nora Burns ... Nellie Olesons
Eric Bernat ... Nellie Olesons
Toney Chem ... Are You Randy Fan
Devendra Banhart ... Customer in Deli
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stephen Ananicz ... Concertgoer (uncredited)
Steve Antonucci ... Hipster (uncredited)

Joey Auzenne ... Groupie (uncredited)
Joseph Basile ... Running Partying Man on Street (uncredited)
Brian Boulos ... Drunk Guy at Concert (uncredited)

Braden Chapman ... Drag Queen (uncredited)
Rachel Cohn ... Veselka Diner Patron (uncredited)

Simon Dasher ... Caroline's Admirer (uncredited)

Stephanie Ellis ... Hipster (uncredited)

Natalia Fedner ... Hipster Dancer (uncredited)

Cassidy Gard ... Hipster (uncredited)

Joe Giorgio ... Tal's Bandmate (uncredited)
Vanessa Hardy ... Hipster (uncredited)

Joanna Janetakis ... Hipster (uncredited)
Philip E Jones ... Caroline's Admirer (uncredited)

Jonesy ... Cute Bandboy (uncredited)
David Levithan ... Veselka Diner Patron (uncredited)

Kelli Mandruk ... Bartender (uncredited)

Lance R. Marshall ... Hipster (uncredited)
The Nellie Olesons ... Themselves (uncredited)

Frank Pelligra ... Brooklyn Pool Bouncer (uncredited)
Adam S. Phillips ... Bouncer (uncredited)
Nicole Pursell ... Lesbian on Street (uncredited)
Sam Rocco ... Hipster (uncredited)

R.J. Romano ... Tal's Bandmate (uncredited)
Richard S. Sargent ... Groupie (uncredited)

Jill Sayre ... (voice) (uncredited)
Stein Smith ... Williamsburg Hipster (uncredited)

Sue Smith ... Hipster (uncredited)

Michelle Taylor ... Bowery Ballroom Doorgirl (uncredited)
Kiki Valentine ... Extra (uncredited)
Richard Waddingham ... Norah's Father (uncredited)
Rachel Kiri Walker ... Brooklyn Hipster (uncredited)

Bill Walters ... Homeless at PABT (uncredited)
C. Vincent Woodhull ... Hipster (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Sollett 
Writing credits
Lorene Scafaria (screenplay)

Rachel Cohn (novel) &
David Levithan (novel)

Produced by
Adam Brightman .... executive producer
Nicole Brown .... co-producer
Joseph Drake .... executive producer (as Joe Drake)
Nathan Kahane .... executive producer
Kerry Kohansky-Roberts .... producer (as Kerry Kohansky)
Kelli Konop .... co-producer
Andrew Miano .... producer
Chris Weitz .... producer
Paul Weitz .... producer
Original Music by
Mark Mothersbaugh 
Cinematography by
Tom Richmond 
Film Editing by
Myron I. Kerstein 
Casting by
Joseph Middleton 
Production Design by
David Doernberg 
Art Direction by
Chuck Renaud 
Amy Beth Silver (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Sara Parks 
Costume Design by
Sandra Hernandez 
Makeup Department
Carla Antonino .... additional makeup artist
Julie Anna Kehoe .... key hair stylist
Julia Lallas .... makeup artist
Lora Scrignoli .... hair department head
Thomas Smusz .... additional hair stylist
Leo Won .... makeup department head
Ande Yung .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Adam Brightman .... unit production manager
Gigi Causey .... production supervisor
Kiki Morris .... post-production supervisor
Craig T. Wood .... production supervisor: additional photography
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sarah Rae Garrett .... second second assistant director: second unit (as Sara Rae Garrett)
Tudor Jones .... first assistant director: second unit
Christo Morse .... first assistant director
Michael Slovis .... second unit director
Annie Tan .... second assistant director
Derek Wimble .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Jeff Butcher .... property master
Jesse Cain .... construction coordinator
Daniel Cocuzzo .... construction grip
David Cooney .... storyboard artist
Nate Green .... carpenter
Nicholas Hill .... property master: additional photography
Hollywood Nick Pagani .... picture car coordinator
Molly Page .... assistant property master: additional photography
Kimberly Slosek .... assistant property master
Nicholas Thalhuber .... carpenter
Rebecca Blazak .... art department researcher (uncredited)
Phil Langone .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Rosalie Russino .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Wolf-Dieter Stoeffelmeier .... camera scenic (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gaston Biraben .... dialogue editor
Damian Canelos .... sound mixer
Anita Cannella .... foley artist
Anthony J. Ciccolini III .... supervising dialogue & adr editor (as Chic Ciccolini III)
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York
Susan Dudeck .... supervising dialogue & adr editor
Rick Gould .... adr recordist
Eric Harwood .... sound recordist
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Amy Kane .... foley artist
Tateum Kohut .... sound re-recording mixer
Lawrence Loewinger .... second unit sound mixer
Melissa Lytle .... assistant sound editor
Travis MacKay .... adr recordist
Mike Marino .... foley mixer
Julia Max .... adr looping
Dana McCommon .... adr mixer
Beauxregard Neylon .... adr recordist
Brendan Jamieson O'Brien .... sound utility
Greg Orloff .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniel Pagan .... supervising sound editor
Egor Panchenko .... ProTools playback mixer
Egor Panchenko .... sound utility
Jan Petrov .... adr recordist
Eryne Prine .... assistant sound editor
Gabriel Sanders .... boom operator
Seth Tallman .... boom operator
Seth Tallman .... sound mixer: second unit
Special Effects by
Matt Vogel .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Greg Cheng .... visual effects artist
Andy Lichtstein .... digital preview colorist
Amy Tompkins .... digital intermediate editor
Sebastien Betsch .... digital painter (uncredited)
Vince Cupone .... stunt double
Chad Hessler .... stunt double
Cort Hessler .... stunt coordinator (as Cort L. Hessler III)
Jery Hewitt .... stunts
Kamuela Kim .... stunt double
Brian Smyj .... stunt driver
Brian Smyj .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
K.C. Bailey .... still photographer
Christian Baird .... rigging electrician
Mark Beattie .... additional electrician
Joe Belschner .... dolly grip
Steven Capitano Calitri .... gaffer: second unit (as Steve Calitri)
Vincent Camuto .... key video assist operator
Randolph Carty .... electrician
Oliver Cary .... camera operator: "b" camera, additional photography
Tim Ferraer .... grip
Paul Gibilisco .... second assistant camera: additional photography
Shawn Greene .... gaffer
Melissa Guimaraes .... best boy grip
Erik Guldbech .... rigging electrician
Adam Hall .... rigging key grip
Christophe Johnson .... camera loader
David Kavanaugh .... electrician
Meg Kettell .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Alexander Martin .... lighting technician
Lance Mayer .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Matthew Mendelson .... electrician
Ron Morales .... key grip
Jeff Muhlstock .... Steadicam operator
Jeff Muhlstock .... camera operator: "a" camera
Ed Nessen .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Iris Ng .... rigging gaffer
Jeff Niggemeyer .... generator operator
Colin Oberschmidt .... lighting technician
Lisa Origlieri .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Justin Panzanaro .... key rigging grip
Joseph Paolini .... grip
Rome Petersson .... additional electrician
Andrew Priestley .... first assistant camera
Aaron Randall .... additional grip
Ray Richards .... b camera gaffer
Ray Richards .... electrician
Rossana Rizzo .... second assistant camera
Marcos Rodríguez-Quijano .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit
Ethan Rosenduft .... grip
Benjamin Salley .... electrician
Jennifer Scarlata .... additional electrician
Dara Selbert .... loader: additional photography
John Shim .... additional electrician
Michael Slovis .... director of photography: second unit
Joshua Solson .... lighting technician
Yoshi Sonoda .... rigging electrician
Sean Taylor .... best boy electric
Vance Tucker .... grip
Christopher Vidaic .... grip
JoJo Whilden .... still photographer
David Woolner .... rigging electrician
Zenfeek .... electrician
Daniel Zimmer .... grip
Casting Department
Barrie Golden .... extras casting associate
Jonathan Clay Harris .... casting associate
Lauren Lazell .... casting assistant (as Lauren Dickey)
Kristian Sorge .... extras casting
Allison Twardziak .... extras casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Aneikit Bonnel .... set costumer
Sonja Cizmazia .... costume supervisor
Mary Gierczak .... costume supervisor
Natasha Konowalow .... costume design production assistant
Natasha Konowalow .... set costumer
Estella Marie .... seamstress
Yolanda Rodney .... key costumer
Nina Schelich .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Maxine Gervais .... digital intermediate colorist
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer
Kate Hickey .... apprentice editor
David Kennedy .... digital intermediate assistant
Jim Passon .... color timer
Jill Piwowar .... assistant editor
Christine Seino .... assistant on-line editor
Benj Thall .... trailer editor
Music Department
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
Andrew Dorfman .... supervising music editor
Matt Keating .... instrument coach: Michael Cera and Aaron Yoo
Adrian Van Velsen .... music editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Fernando Alvarado .... production assistant
Ethan Anderson .... production assistant: reshoots
Carrie Arnold .... assistant production coordinator
Alexis Auditore .... assistant: Ms. Konop
Dan Balgoyen .... assistant: Mr. Miano
Nicholas Brennan .... production intern
Vince Brown .... production assistant
Nicholas Bryan .... production secretary
Alison Cohen .... production counsel (as Alison S. Cohen)
Deliana Daskalova .... production assistant
Elitza Daskalova .... production intern
Kristyn DiPane .... project manager: Technicolor New York
Connor Driscoll .... production assistant
Gjustina Dushku .... set production assistant
Nicole Evranian .... production assistant: reshoots
Ashleigh Falls .... adr loop group
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: Deluxe Digital Cinema
Frances Fiore .... unit publicist
Whitney Fromholtz .... assistant: Ms. Brown
Laurie Gershon .... product placement and clearances
Jared Goldfeder .... production assistant
Melanie Hamlett .... craft service
Wayne Han .... production assistant
Michael Hartofilis .... production intern
Jake Head .... adr group (as Jacob Head)
Kevin A. Howard .... office production assistant: reshoots (as Kevin Howard)
Joshua Huffman .... production coordinator
Soo Hugh .... assistant: Mr. Drake
Eric A. Knapp .... assistant production coordinator: additional photography: reshoots
Jenny Lee .... title designer
Ashley Lewis .... assistant: Mr. Kahane
Rebecca Lindsey .... set production assistant
Robert Lopez .... key production assistant
Jenny Lovin .... payroll accountant
Gabriella Ludlow .... production legal
Keith Marlin .... set production assistant
George S. Matsuo .... set production assistant: re-shoots
Christie Mattull .... insurance services
Ryan McDonald .... production assistant
Rob McEntegart .... executive vice president, business affairs: Mandate Pictures
Michael McGrail .... location scout
Adam Milano .... studio executive: development
Michael L. Mizrahi .... location scout
Tony Osso .... script supervisor
J. Brent Peebles .... first assistant accountant
J. Brent Peebles .... production accountant: re-shoots
Rob Pellecchia .... production counsel
Adam Pray .... assistant: Mr. Sollett
Antonio Ragona .... production assistant
Emma Rees-Scanlon .... additional production assistant
Jon Shaw .... production assistant
Matthew Simnowitz .... craft service
Gareth Smith .... title designer
Tim Stacker .... assistant location manager
Nadia Tabbara .... production assistant
Heather Tyler .... post-production accountant
Chanda Venable .... production assistant
Jovanna Vitiello .... adr voice
Brenda Vogel .... assistant: Ms. Kohansky
Dan Watt .... executive assistant
Joseph White .... location manager
Michael Wiggins .... production accountant
Self Williams .... production assistant
Danielle Wilson .... craft service
Craig T. Wood .... assistant: Mr. Brightman
Stephanie Wu .... production assistant: reshoot
Kevin Barker .... special thanks
Michael Bloomberg .... special thanks (as Michael R. Bloomberg)
Patricia Kaufman .... special thanks (as Pat Kaufman)
Katherine Oliver .... special thanks (as Katherine L. Oliver)
Jeremy Pikser .... special thanks
Jerry Stoeffhaas .... special thanks

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including teen drinking, sexuality, language and crude behavior
Canada:90 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | USA:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-11 | Germany:6 | Iceland:L | Ireland:15A | Italy:T | Mexico:B | Netherlands:12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #44261)

Did You Know?

Cameo: [Lorene Scafaria]The screenwriter is the drunk woman who, with Seth Meyers, believe that Nick's Yugo is a cab.See more »
Continuity: When the cab pulls up to where the Yugo is parked and Tris gets out and slams the door on Gary, the door window is shown as rolled up. In the next frame when Tris blows off Gary, the window is shown as rolled down. In the next frame, panned back to Gary, the window is rolled up again.See more »
Thom:Would someone mind telling me where we're going?
Norah:You know how some people like to eat at the same places?
Norah:Well Caroline likes to barf in the same places.
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81 out of 122 people found the following review useful.
A fun romp through New York's night-time music scene., 6 September 2008
Author: Stefan Ellison from Canada

For years, teenagers have connected with one another through music and the discovery of new and different bands. Even though technology has allowed music to be more widespread and portable, there is still the thrill of late-night adventures seeking live performances from favourite bands. In Peter Sollett's Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, he brings this out on screen in a fun manner that shows you do not necessarily need crude humour or death-defying encounters to make a night out with friends an interesting and worth telling story. Throughout the film, the audience becomes more enriched by the characters and their ideas. Nick and Norah could have easily become a smug "teenagers rule over all" tale like this year's Charlie Bartlett, but is instead is a sweet romance between two individuals that most people can easily relate to.

Nick (Michael Cera) is the guitarist for a queercore band with his two friends Dev and Thom (Rafi Gavron and Aaron Yoo). He is currently grieving over the separation between his former girlfriend Tris (Alexis Dziena), but decides to join his friends for a performance out in New York City. In an act of desperation, he encounters Norah (Kat Dennings), who asks Nick to be his boyfriend for five minutes. After her drunken friend Caroline (Ari Graynor) runs off into the city, Nick and Norah along with his friends scour the city in search of her. Meanwhile, Tris is decides to go after Nick to find out if it truly is over between them.

One of the key successes of this film lies with the ensemble cast of talented young actors. Adults are barely featured in this film, as the teenage characters are given the overall spotlight here and Peter Sollett has hired some very good actors to play these parts. Michael Cera is still playing the awkward individual he has been doing since Arrested Development, but he still grows into the part well, as his character is not quite as nervous as previous roles. He proves to be likable and relatable in the part and his chemistry with the other actors comes off very well. Kat Dennings surpasses him, though, giving Norah a sarcastic wit and coming off as very easy to relate to. The way Nick and Norah progress throughout the film is handled very well by Cera and Dennings. Ari Graynor deserves some acclaim for her wacky, but still nuanced performance as Caroline. She is given the bulk of "stunts" in this film, particularly when sharing the screen with a piece of gum that ends up becoming a separate character by itself. Aaron Yoo, Rafi Gavron and Jonathan B Wright allow their best friend roles to become more than just simple stereotypes as they prove just as likable as the leads. Jay Baruchel also does a fine job in a small role that is definitely very far from the meek actor he played in last summer's Tropic Thunder.

Credit should also go to first-time screenwriter Lorene Scafaria, adapting the original source material by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. She writes a funny and intelligent script with well-developed characters who evolve effectively and realistically as the film goes on. She also does not go the Adventures in Babysitting route by showing New York after hours as a grungy underworld, instead opting for a more light-weight approach to the material. She understands the independent musical scene of the Big Apple and she portrays it effectively throughout the course of the film. Director Peter Sollett and Cinematographer Tom Richmond also do well in lighting the city and allowing it to breathe. Even though the large majority of Nick and Norah takes place at night, there is still plenty of light that shines through, particularly in showing the vast culture. Legendary locations like the New Jersey Turnpike, Times Square and Pennsylvania Station also make appearances to give the film an even more New York feel.

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist simply wants to be a fun, breezy ride through New York's music scene and the audience is happy to go along with it. The characters are easy to relate to, the writing is intelligent and the direction is solid. Though there have been plenty of "one night in the city" films, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist manages to stay fresh and original and unique through its running time. Overall, this is definitely one to watch at the evening showing with the buddies.

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