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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.

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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.

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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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:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,311,751, 5 October 2008

Gross USA:

$31,487,293

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,506,644
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ari Graynor (Caroline) improvised her whole speech at the Port Authority when Kevin Corrigan decided he wouldn't say a word during his scene. See more »

Goofs

During the opening credits montage, we see Nick driving into New York city. We see his car come around a curve and the camera pans up slightly, showing a view of Midtown, implying he is driving into the city. The road he was driving on was actually coming out of the Lincoln Tunnel, AWAY from the city See more »

Quotes

Norah: I will not be a goody bag at your pity party, Nick.
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Connections

References This Is Spinal Tap (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Our Swords
Performed by Band of Horses
Written by Ben Bridwell (as Benjamin Bridwell), David Early and Timothy Ian Meinig
Published by Birdsmell Brand Songs (ASCAP)/Hella Magical (ASCAP)/Painted Numbers (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records (p) 2006 Sub Pop Records
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could use some clever cutting
18 February 2009 | by jemps918See all my reviews

Michael Cera reprises a role he does best (a good-natured dork) as high school student Nick O'Leary, the only straight guy in the mostly gay-punk group The Jerk Offs. Nick makes 'closure' CD soundtracks (up to Vol. 12!) for his bitchy ex-girlfriend Tris (Alexis Dziena, another stereotype for most annoying girl ever--originally hated her in Fool's Gold). Nick meets Tris' best friend Norah Silverberg (Kat Dennings), a mysterious, brooding type, when she asks him to play her boyfriend for a few minutes (another old trick in the book).

Just like the characters' purported awkward age, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist was painfully awkward in its acting, story and editing. There were a few highlights and seriously funny moments, but they are a sad sprinkling. Ari Graynor's antics as Caroline, Norah's drunk and ditzy friend, seemed genuine but it wasn't established how and why they remain friends. Some of the dialogue is hilarious but you are rewarded by these handouts only if you're patient enough not to sleep through this infinitely long-drawn out teen flick.

Oh, the soundtrack was perfectly ambient but not particularly memorable (which is the saddest part!), however, I thought the escalator kissing scene was really sweet.


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