Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (12A)

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Romantic comedy

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Time Out says

Tue Jan 27 2009

Even the most mordant of critics can occasionally find himself knocked out by the sheer, money-grubbing cynicism a film can display. ‘Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist’ takes everything you loved in three decades of teenage romance and twists it into something unrecognisably desperate and exploitative.

First, there’s Nick (Michael Cera), the kind of lovelorn hipster nerd who makes mixtapes and plays in a failing electro band with two hilarious gay sidekicks. Then there’s Norah, the sad-eyed dreamer no one is attracted to, played by the jaw-detachingly beautiful Kat Dennings. Over the course of a drunken night in NYC, the pair drift together, apart, and back together, to a soundtrack of unmemorable indie-rock whingery.

In this post-‘Juno’ world, teenagers are required to speak like middle-aged music journalists, drink like rampant navvies on shore leave and fornicate like hotel heiresses. So perhaps it’s churlish to expect movies about them to be anything more than crass, offensive and shallow.
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12A

UK release:

Fri Jan 30, 2009

Duration:

87 mins

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Ali B

Loved the film (as per previous comment) and just wanted to say I'm with you on this one, Archgate. Someone needs to practice a little deep breathing.

Ali B

Loved the film (as per previous comment) and just wanted to say I'm with you on this one, Archgate. Someone needs to practice a little deep breathing.

Brenda

I think the movie was a discrace to the book. That skank shouldn't have been Norah. Ellen Paige should have been Norah and someone else than cera.the movie stripped the whole beautiful message that the book foretold. It's about love and lust and music and it's awesome. But the movie sucks I wouldn't watch it READ THE BOOK!

xXLottieXx

I thought this film was amazing! I'm shocked by the review as I thought the story and characters were charming and sweet. The crazy friend kept the comedy in balance when things got a little too serious with her drunken antics :) and there are some great jokes in there. It's absolutely one of my top films, I also have a little obsession with it! And to Jo: Norah is constantly used by people in her life just so they can use her Dad's studio. The fact that Nick was a true friend and liked her for who she was, not for her famous father, made her trust him like she hasn't trusted anyone else before. She rewards him by letting him into the studio (and her pants!) Don't listen to the review, this film is so cute, you have to see it :)

xXLottieXx

I thought this film was amazing! I'm shocked by the review as I thought the story and characters were charming and sweet. The crazy friend kept the comedy in balance when things got a little too serious with her drunken antics :) and there are some great jokes in there. It's absolutely one of my top films, I also have a little obsession with it! And to Jo: Norah is constantly used by people in her life just so they can use her Dad's studio. The fact that Nick was a true friend and liked her for who she was, not for her famous father, made her trust him like she hasn't trusted anyone else before. She rewards him by letting him into the studio (and her pants!) Don't listen to the review, this film is so cute, you have to see it :)

Ali B.

Guyyyyzzz!! This is a great little movie, despite what Time Out reviewer has to say...I think pehaps he/she just didn't get it? Judging by the number of readers who've written in to protest/disagree, it would seem I'm not the only one who thinks "Nick & Norah" deserve better. It's not Juno, it's not Napoleon Dynamite, but still it's entertaining and heart-warming fare. See it and decide for yourself ....

Catty

Well, personally I disagree very strongly with the Time Out London review, I thought it was a very solid movie with a fantastic soundtrack, admittedly it wasn't arthouse cinematic brilliance, but I have developed a small obsession with it, I loved it. I'm becoming very sceptical about Time Out London reviews as they gave Twilight (the worst movie I have seen in a very long time, terrible acting, distinct lack of plot) 3 stars.

Catty

Well, personally I disagree very strongly with the Time Out London review, I thought it was a very solid movie with a fantastic soundtrack, admittedly it wasn't arthouse cinematic brilliance, but I have developed a small obsession with it, I loved it. I'm becoming very sceptical about Time Out London reviews as they gave Twilight (the worst movie I have seen in a very long time, terrible acting, distinct lack of plot) 3 stars.

Dom Jeffreys

Good film and worth a watch. The two leads are solid in their performance and the movie takes you on an unlikely, improbable but enjoyable journey. Go see it.

Holly

Tis film is very charming and lovely. But unfortunately it's pretty unrealistic :( I absolutely adored it, since I am a fan of this type of film. It made me feel happy watching it and has now taken it's place as 2nd in my list of favourite films of all-time. (2nd to Twilight of course) ;)

Holly

Tis film is very charming and lovely. But unfortunately it's pretty unrealistic :( I absolutely adored it, since I am a fan of this type of film. It made me feel happy watching it and has now taken it's place as 2nd in my list of favourite films of all-time. (2nd to Twilight of course) ;)

Philipp

This review is just wrong. Yes, it's not a brilliant, great film, but come on! One star?! It is better than that. It's entertaining, some acting that's quite all right and even the "juno-esque" references are not that annoying (and that's coming from someone who was not impressed by Juno). Reviews like this will only undermine the credibility of time out I'm afraid.