Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) - Plot Summary Poster

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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
  • Nick, a high-school senior from Hoboken, can't stop obsessing about Tris, his cute, blond, conniving ex-girlfriend. Norah, also a senior and an acquaintance of Tris's, is dissed by Tris at a club in New York City, so to show she's cool and has a boyfriend, she goes up a stranger, whispers in his ear, and kisses him. It's Nick. Thus begins a night of fits and starts between Nick and Norah as they share a love of music, hunt for an elusive band scheduled to play somewhere that night, search for Norah's drunk friend Caroline - with the help of Nick's gay band mates, and keep running into Tris and Nora's sort-of boyfriend. Both Nick and Norah have to figure out what they want.

    - Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>
  • In New Jersey, the straight high school student Nick plays bass guitar in the gay band Jerk Offs with his gay friends Thom and Dev. Nick misses his sweetheart, Tris that despises the CDs he gives to her. The teenager Norah that studies in the Sacred Heart school with her best friend Caroline and Tris, has never had a boyfriend and does not know Nick but loves his musical taste, and collects the CDs that Tris throws in the garbage. One weekend, Norah and Caroline go to see aconcert of the 'Where's Fluffy' band and they see Tris dating Gary. Meanwhile, Nick drives his old Yugo to meet Thom, Dev and his boyfriend Lethario and play in the same club where Norah, Caroline and Tris are. Tris gibes Norah and she asks Nick to be her boyfriend for five minutes without knowing that he was the ex of Tris. When the alcoholic Caroline is completely wasted, Thom and Dev offer to take her back home and ask Norah to date the brokenhearted Nick. During the night, they learn that they are soul mates.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 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.

    - Written by Rachel Cohn


The movie opens in Nicks (Michael Cera) room, the screen pans the scene as Nick leaves a message on his ex-girlfriend Triss (Alexis Dziena) answering machine...

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