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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.

Director:

Peter Sollett

Writers:

Lorene Scafaria (screenplay), Rachel Cohn (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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)
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,311,751, 5 October 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,487,293, 16 November 2008
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Nick is driving to his gig in New York City, he is shown driving the wrong way into New York. If he were coming from Hoboken, he would be driving down the ramp (the helix), into the Lincoln Tunnel. His car though is shown driving up the helix, which would mean he would be coming out of New York, not going in to New York. See more »

Quotes

Nick: We're close enough to the curb now. We're right on it.
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Connections

References A Fistful of Dollars (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

William Tell Overture
Written by Gioachino Rossini
Performed by Albert Fox
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Nick and Norah's Passionate Playlist
3 February 2009 | by ChrysanthepopSee 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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