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.


Peter Sollett


Lorene Scafaria (screenplay), Rachel Cohn (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Christian Rudder ... Bishop Allen
Giorgio Angelini ... Bishop Allen
Darbie Nowatka Darbie Nowatka ... Bishop Allen
Cully Symington Cully Symington ... Bishop Allen
Jeremy Haines 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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This October, Press Play.


Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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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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 Nick meets Norah at the diner, they have a conversation about Tal and Becka Wiener and more. The conversation switches from them sitting at the table and then walking down the street then back in the diner then back on the street. The conversation is fluid but the scenes are not. See more »


Thom: Search Party, N.Y.C Search Party, N.Y.C Caroline, Where the hell can you be?
Dev: Caroline! Caroline!
Norah: Caroline! Caroline!
Dev: Caroline!
Nick: Guys, we need to be adults right now.
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Written by Evan Mast and Mike Stroud
Performed by Ratatat
Courtesy of XL Recordings Ltd.
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Remember that One Day You Were a Teenager and You May Enjoy this Teen Romance
18 August 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In New Jersey, the straight high school student Nick (Michael Cera) plays guitar in the gay band Jerk Offs with his gay friends Thom (Aaron Yoo) and Dev (Rafi Gavron). Nick misses his sweetheart, the bitch Tris (Alexis Dziena) that despises the CDs he gives to her. The teenager Norah (Kat Dennings) that studies in the Sacred Heart school with her best friend Caroline (Ari Graynor) 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.

In the weekend, Norah and Caroline hang around to see the concert of the Where's Fluffy band and they meet Tris dating Gary (Zachary Booth). Meanwhile, Nick drives his old Yugo to meet Thom, Dev and his boyfriend Lethario (Jonathan B. Wright) and play in the same club where Norah, Caroline and Tris are. Tris gibes the lonely Norah and she asks Nick to be her boyfriend for five minutes without knowing that he was the ex to 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. Along the night, they learn that they are soul mates.

"Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" is a typical teen romance for teens. However, it is possible to an older guy like me enjoy this forgettable film. It is just necessary to remember that one day you were a teenager and you may enjoy this teen romance. The characters are very charismatic and it is only hard to believe that a pretty and cool girl like Kat Dennings does not have a boyfriend. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Nick & Norah - Uma Noite de Amor e Música" ("Nick & Norah – A Night of Love and Song")

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Release Date:

3 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist See more »


Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,311,751, 5 October 2008

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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