Nick and Norahs Infinite Playlist(Blu-ray)

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on 3/1/2013

I genuinely like this movie even though I have some odd passion against Michael Cera (Yet love the things he's in, go figure?) either way, it's not bad in my opinion. I can understand where in folks could dislike it it, but in the end it is just what I wanted to see at the time that I wanted to see such a thing.

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Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist is a comedy about two people thrust together for one hilarious, sleepless night of adventure in a world of mix tapes, late-night living, and, live, loud music. Nick (Michael Cera) frequents New York's indie rock scene nursing a broken heart and a vague ability to play the bass. Norah (Kat Dennings) is questioning pretty much all of her assumptions about the world. Though they have nothing in common except for their taste in music, their chance encounter leads to an all-night quest to find a legendary band's secret show and ends up becoming the first date in a romance that could change both their lives.


Studio Sony
SKU 210466881
UPC 043396285927
UPC 14 00043396285927
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 5/3/2011
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Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Name Cera,Michael
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ReviewSource ReelViews
Review It's strange how the concept of two people wandering around a city at night falling in love has come of age in 2008. First, there was In Search of a Midnight Kiss. Now there's Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist. Of course, Richard Linklater can claim to have pioneered the idea more than a decade ago with Before Sunrise, but where the Ethan Hawke/Julie Delpy romantic comedy targeted adults, Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist is geared more toward teens, although that won't prevent older viewers with an affinity for romance from appreciating the vibes it gives off...The dialogue is witty enough to separate Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist from the rom-com continuum of dumb screenplays, but not so witty that it will receive a Diablo Cody-level backlash. Director Peter Sollett, adapting from Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's novel, adeptly fashions a cinematic seduction that will appeal to both mainstream movie-goers and those who demand a little more. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist is fresh without being alien and fun without being moronic. There are perhaps a few too many secondary characters and subplots and I could have done without the story of the traveling chewing gum. (Cautionary note: next time you swap gum with anyone, be sure you know where it has been.) Overall, however, it's hard to deny that the film is able to touch both the heart and the funny bone. Combine that with two winning lead performances and a top-notch soundtrack, and it's hard not to be bullish about Nick and Norah's city-bound road trip in a Yugo.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review There is one merciful element to "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist." The playlist is not infinite. The movie trudges around the Lower East Side of Manhattan in pursuit of a group of 17-somethings who are desperately seeking a mysterious band named Where's Fluffy. Clues are posted on the walls of toilet stalls, which are an unreliable source of information...Nick and Norah are played by Michael Cera, best remembered as the boyfriend in "Juno," and Kat Dennings, best known for "The 40- Year-Old Virgin," where she played anything but. They work well together, are appealing and desperately require material as good as those films. Here they're not stupid; it's just that they're made to act stupidly. There's not much to recommend an all-night search through the dives of Manhattan for a lost friend who makes Britney Spears seem like a stay-at-home...The two meet at a club, when Norah needs Nick to pose as her boyfriend to make her ex-boyfriend jealous. He is named Tal (Jay Baruchel). My first Chicago girlfriend was named Tal, which is Hebrew for "the morning dew." I don't think he knows that...I was relieved to observe that Nick doesn't drink as he pilots his battered Yugo around Manhattan. Ever notice how Yugos look like stretch Gremlins? People spot its bright yellow paint job and hail him, thinking it's a cab. This is impossible, since he doesn't have an illuminated sign for an Atlantic City casino on his roof..."Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist" lacks some of the idiocy of your average teenage rom-com. But it doesn't bring much to the party. It sort of ambles along, with two nice people at the center of a human scavenger hunt. It's not much of a film, but it sort gets you halfway there, like a Yugo.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 6
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, French, Spanish
Product Attributes
Actor Cera,Michael
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format DVD
Claudia Puig, USA Today The soundtrack is an excellent counterpoint to the film's quirky scenarios.
David Ansen, Newsweek If we must have teen movies, let them all be as sweet and seductive as Sollett's smartly observed romance.
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal A bright little screwball comedy that speaks for the vitality of new movies.
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly ...[a] marvelous, magical boy-meets-girl-in-the-city-that-never-sleeps romantic comedy...a revolutionary movie...
Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald ...filled with wonderful music, memorable characters and rich, quotable dialogue.

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