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Friday, October 3, 2008

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: Nick (Michael Cera), a heartbroken teen, finally leaves his house to go see his favorite band, and that's when he meets Norah (Kat Dennings), a girl with exactly the same taste in music as him. The rest goes without saying, since in high school, that's all you need to have in common with someone in order to realize that they're you're destiny.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Alexis Dziena, Aaron Yoo, Rafi Garvon, Ari Graynor, Jonathan Bradford Wright, Zachary Booth, Jay Baruchel, Seth Meyers, Kevin Corrigan, John Cho, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Devendra Banhart

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketProceed with Caution. If not for Michael Cera's undeniable charm and Kat Dennings' ability to fill run of the mill dialogue with palpable teenage angst, this story would not be worth the film it was printed on... Then again, film is expensive, so take that however you will.

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: It plays more like a drama, but if you pay very close attention, you will find a fair amount of laughs.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: No, but you may never be able to chew gum the same way again.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: Clearly they're trying to sell the soundtrack, so they may campaign for music noms. But ultimately, I don't think the film is important enough to get noticed, even for the little things.

Q: How is the Acting?

A: Michael Cera and Kat Dennings can pull tears from a stone, but the writing of their characters is very surface, and the writing for the rest of the characters is much worse.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: With almost the entire film taking place in one night, the director was faced with the challenge of creating light in the dark. Sometimes he succeeds, sometimes he casts Seth Meyers of SNL in a tiny little cameo, and you can't see his face.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: Mostly lacking in conflict. There's just not enough stopping the two leads from getting together, so there is very little suspense as to how things are going to go.

Q: Is there anything else worth mentioning about the movie?

A: My friend Valerie suggests that if you like clever banter about music, instead of seeing this, you should rent High Fidelity.

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Farzan said...

Good review, I really wasnt planning on seeing this film since the trailers looked decent at best. Maybe, Ill rent it when it come out on DVD. Good to see Michael Cera doing more open films like this and Juno

Jaccstev said...

I'm agree that the film was lacked of conflict, but it's quite fun sometimes and Kat Dennings is so sweet and charming here.

Monique Elisabeth said...

I think it'll be a better film on DVD. And Kat Dennings and Michael Cera are both charming.