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Monday, March 29, 2010

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (Directed by Peter Sollett


Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Aaron Yoo, Rafi Gavron, Ari Graynor, Alexis Dziena, Jonathan B. Wright, Zachary Booth, Jay Baruchel

She Said:

This film wasn't what I was expecting from the title although that is definately not a criticism. I was expecting two people to be putting together some kind of mega iTunes playlist... but actually the story is more sensible than that (I use the word sensible loosely). It is a 'guy who is hung up on girl meets girl who is clearly better for him and vice versa'. And if you are wondering - they bond over a love of music.

I really loved this film. The first reason is because of the casting. Michael Cera and Kat Dennings together have caused me to need to coin the phrase 'adorably awkward' (which, as James pointed out to me at the time, is quite possibly the caption for Cera's headshot.) Awkwardness happens in love and I appreciate films that show this. It made the film more realistic and empathetic.

The top casting continues to the supporting actors. Cera's and Dennings' friends are fantastic and although are not the most reliable people, they are the sort of friends you need - ones that knows what is best for you and above all, make you smile.

You should see this film because there are two main subplots: the search for a band hiding at a location in New York and, this is my faourite, the journey of a piece of chewing gum which... is... well just watch it. I give this film {{{4 out of 5}}}

He said:

I love sitting down to watch a quirky movie and actually enjoying it from start to finish. This is one of those quirky films. The title leads one to believe it will be heavily laden with a soundtrack begging to define the film, nothing could be further from the truth. There is a strong independent music vibe but it is never overwhelming or off putting.

One of the few teen comedies of late to not go for the raunchy visual gags that seem so prominent in recent years, (though there is one gag inducing scene involving Ari Graynor's character's chewing gum) This is a fun film about two people brought together by their friends, that find they are exactly what the other needs.

I have seen this film several times and have enjoyed more with each viewing. The fact that this is a film based on a young adult novel is encouraging as John Green's Paper Towns has been optioned by the same production company: Mandate Pictures. I give this film {{{4 out of 5}}}

They said:

If you are looking for a fun "one night in the city" type of film and enjoy witty dialogue and well paced films we recommend Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist . We give it {{{8.5 out of 10}}}

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