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Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (+ BD Live) [Blu-ray]
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on January 12, 2015
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Great movie
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on September 29, 2012
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I love this movie! It is not your everyday, mainstream type of film. It is one of those that gets better the more you watch it. Hilarious all around. Nora's girl friend is "pee your pants funny." My favorite is the progression of the life of her gum... I won't spoil it - You have to see it. If you liked Juno at all, and like Michael Cera, you will have fun. This is a connoisseur's choice; have to add it to your library.
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VINE VOICEon June 13, 2009
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NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST is a treat for film lovers of all ages. It has gotten mixed reviews from the critics and I really don't understand it. I loved this film. It is a warm, tender, very funny and endearing story of one night in the life of a group of teenagers. Led by Michael Cera and Kat Dennings this superb cast does the awesome task of making these teen characters believable, pertinent to the current times and relatable to people of all ages. I am a 46 year old man and related as if I was one of them.

The basic beginning plot has Michael Cera still pining over his old girlfriend who dumped him. He keeps making her burned cds which she tosses and come into the hands of Norah aka Kat Dennings. Thus Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. Nick is in a band with his best friends and all the guys are again believable and quite funny. Norah's best friend is the greatest comedy lift. The film is a teen film in the age of SUPERBAD and other such films. It even has Michael Cera who is in SUPERBAD as well as JUNO. Here his witty style of acting is intact but his character is also very different from his other films. He seems to reach a deeper level of vulnerability. Bottom line, this one night journey is one you will be very happy you took. This film is a love story, a friendship story and a general feel good film for the ages. You will care about these people and want to revisit them again. This film is a definite one to own.

And the blu ray version takes full advantage of all blu ray has to offer. I had just seen it in HD on cable and then purchased it in bluy ray. I watched it soon after and the oomph both the video and audio got from the transfer was exsquisite. The 1080p video transfer is crisp, colors are vibrant and the night scenes are striking. The true hd 5.1 audio provides the best accompanying soundtrack. Dialogue is strong and music is well utilized. The full presentation of this film in blu ray is of the highest standard.

Highly recommend. Put this film in, sit back and be prepared to be truly entertained as you experience a touching slice of life.
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on June 7, 2009
Format: DVD
Directed by Peter Sollet, here stars Michael Cera (Superbad, Juno, Arrested Development) and Kat Dennings (40 Year Old Virgin,The House Bunny) in this cute romantic comedy.

Based on my favorite book by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan...Nick (Cera) is the bassist an all gay band and is depressed over his ex lover Tris(Alexis Dziena) leaving him, so he occasionally makes her mix CD's. Meanwhile, Norah (Dennings) coincidentally gets ahold of Nick's mix tapes when Tris throws them out and falls in love with the music. This draws in these two mysterious teens to each other and they coincidentally meet at the Nick's gig where Norah ask Nick to be her boyfriend for five minutes to save herself from Tris's bitchy mouth. Norah and Nick then agree to spend he night with each other looking for their favorite band called Where's Fluffy and they end up finding each other...

Ok, I'm 15 years old, so you can say I fit the film's demography, but even if I was an old man I still would have enjoyed it...

First of all, I loved the performances. Michael Cera rocks tight skinny jeans, which makes him look pretty metrosexual and cool, and a tight green hoody. Both the pants and hoodie are from American Apparel, so I guess he really wanted to fit the whole hipster-rock fashion style in this movie. Also, just like in the book, he wears the jacket (it's basically a charcoal Dickies Unlined Eisenhower jacket) with the words "Salvatore" stenciled on it. Sure Cera does the same role in this one, but it suits his character. Anyway, Cera's character here is more funny and confident such as not being nervous during an erotic scene unlike Evan and wearing tight clothing. However, his character can be a bit too stone-like and boring sometimes such as when his friends tried to get him to do the "sandwich" (basically dancing and rubbing their body on each other at the same time) with Norah, but he tries to move away. With a girl that sexy, I would do a double cheeseburger on her. Moving on... Dennings is a great actress herself. She is so pretty that you may not believe or follow the whole "I think I'm unattractive" gag. However, she makes you feel and understand her character. Norah does have her times of being annoying and unlike-able such as when she punched Nick hard in the neck when he called her "jealous" because even though I'm a boy, if a girl did that to me...I'd maybe have to do that back to her to let her know it feels. In Contrast, Dennings' chemistry with Cera is amazing. They have many great scenes together such as in "Electric Lady Studios" when Norah makes a reference to the "Tikkun Olam" causing Nick to say "maybe we're the pieces" which was so sweet.

Dziena does good in her part as playing a pretty but cold hearted snake, but I felt they could have made her character more understanding, like in the book, where it shows her having a caring side. Norah's friend Caroline (Ari Graynor) has many funny scenes as a drunk teen out of her mind, but some scenes with her are annoying and makes you want the scenes to go back to Nick and Norah. Disturbia's Aaron Yoo and rising stars Rafi Gavron and Jonathan B wright star as Nick's gay, funny, and helpful friends. Usual geeky Jay Baruchel (Knocked Up) plays Tal, Norah's ex or not boyfriend, who is the best rival for Cera. I love the cameos of Devendra Banhart, Andy Samberg, Eddie Kaye Thomas, and many others.

Other than the performances, the soundtrack is awesome and I am going to add it on my Ipod. The scenarios are beautiful and fits the movie. The movie has many funny moments like Nick's facial reaction to Tris putting her feet on his face while he's driving and funny gags like the whole gum being passes around thing.

In Conclusion, the movie does have some awkward moments though, but its one of the best hipster rom coms ever. It breaks out of the usual teen comedy traditions and does its own thing just like in "Juno". This movie may not be better than "Juno", but it sure comes close and is more fun. Believe me, you will enjoy yourself watching this movie!
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on March 4, 2009
Format: DVD
For those old enough to remember, this week's film is not a recreation of the classic Thin Man series. Instead, it is a refreshing romantic comedy that takes place in New York among a young generation living for the moment and for music. It is about the perfect combination of songs laced together with affection and adoration. It is about finding love in the most unlikely place. It is about NICK & NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST.

Nick (Michael Cera) is a struggling musician in just starting band. The film open's with Nick making his umpteenth CD mix of music for the girl of his dreams, Tris (Alexis Dziena) who has dumped him several weeks back. Nick is hopelessly in love and blind to the fact of how he's been treated.

Cut to Norah (Kat Denning), walking the halls of the all girls school she attends where she is friends of a sort with Tris. As Tris receives Nick's mixes she tosses them into the trash where Norah recovers them, entranced by the music Nick has chosen and jealous of the romance that Tris ignores.

Word gets out among this late teen set that Where's Fluffy, a hot band with a penchant for playing gigs without telling anyone until the last minute where they are, will be playing that night. Nick and his band mates have a gig to play following which they plan to go. Norah and her best friend Caroline (Ari Graynor) plan on going as well. What are the chances they will all meet?

Norah and Caroline show to hear Nick's band, not knowing that Nick is the same guy who's been sending mixes to Tris. When Tris shows up as well with a new guy on her arm and taunts Norah, Norah lies she has a boyfriend as well. Who does she choose out of the crowd? Nick of course who is clueless.

Nick, Norah and a now drunk Caroline hop into Nick's Yugo (a humor filled vehicle if there ever was one) to head out. When he can't get the car started, his friends come to the rescue, jumping the car and offering to take care of Caroline because they saw the glimmer of something between Nick and Norah.

As the film progresses, the pair spar back and forth ranging from interest in one another to bickering to eventually realizing there might be something there. As the cruise the streets and musical clubs in search of the location for that nights Where's Fluffy gig, they get closer. At the same time, Nick's friends lose Caroline who wakes to think she's been kidnapped and escapes.

Now the film runs back and forth between the pairing of the leads and the search for Caroline. One scene in particular will have you swearing off chewing gum for years. The predicaments the groups find themselves in as they pair and split range from touching to hilarious.

Along the way, Tris decides that she doesn't like the idea of Norah taking her ex, even though she cheated on him the entire time they were together. It's a territorial thing that makes he do anything to get Nick back if even for one night.

Will Nick see through her plan? Will Nick and Norah realize that there just might be a spark of something between them? Will the entire group ever find Where's Fluffy? Watch and see.

I've not been a big fan of Michael Cera but he does a stand up job here, never going too far over the edge with the nerdish touch to his character and playing the wounded pup to perfection. Kat Denning has become a treat to watch this past year between her roles in CHARLIE BARTLETT, THE HOUSE BUNNY and now this film. She's a smart and believable actress and one to take note of.

The movie offers young people finding love, falling out of love, searching for love and all with a touch of humor to wash it down. It never takes itself too seriously or gets too intense. It is a romantic comedy that delivers. And that's something we could use more of these days.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format: Blu-ray
No, this isn't a modern-day spin on the "Thin Man" characters...

Peter Sollett ("Raising Victor Vargas") directs this unexpected, super-sweet teen comedy based on the novel by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. It disappointingly flew under the radar when released last year, but a deserved cult following is steadily growing for NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST.

Nick (Michael Cera from "Superbad" and "Juno") has just broken up with his cheating girlfriend, Tris (Alexis Dziena). Norah (Kat Dennings), one of Tris's schoolmates, has never met Nick, but already considers him a "musical soul-mate" based on Nick's outstanding mix CDs that she manages to salvage after Tris tosses them. When legendary indie band Where's Fluffy? announces it will be playing a mystery location somewhere in New York, Nick and Norah set out with their respective groups for a wild night...

There isn't much more to the slight storyline, but this merely adds to the charm. Playing like a Gen. Y cross between "The Breakfast Club" and "After Hours", NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST is the most refreshing teen comedy I've seen in a long, long, looooong time! Michael Cera and Kat Dennings are adorable in the lead roles, Ari Graynor is hilarious as Norah's drunken best friend Caroline; and Aaron Yoo and Rafi Gavron are solid in their support as Nick's colourful bandmates.

The Blu-ray comes stacked with bonus features, including Cinechat (an online BD-Live facility which allows you to "chat" with friends and compile your own favourite songs from the soundtrack as the movie plays), a "Nick & Norah Puppet Show" performed by Kat Dennings, deleted scenes/outtakes and on-set video diaries.

This movie comes with my highest recommendation!
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on January 10, 2015
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good movie
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on April 13, 2013
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Needed a good movie and I had never seen this. Really cute. Good running gag... Totally cringe inducing. I give it a PG-15 for some sexiness ...
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on March 28, 2015
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Excellent
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on October 11, 2014
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It's good
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