Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Year: 2008
Production Co: Depth of Field
Studio: Columbia
Director: Peter Sollett
Writer: Lorene Scafaria
Cast: Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Jay Baruchel

Hoping to tap into the cool underground music scene to attract a slightly more sophisticated teen audience, this film still speaks mostly to kids.

Michael Cera trades on his lilt-voice, sarcastic nerd persona again as the hero. He's in a band with two far more confident misfits and they convince him to accompany him to Manhattan where the near-mythical band Fluffy Bunny are rumoured to be appearing somewhere in the city.

He runs into the pretty Norah (Dennings) in a bar, where she asks him to pose as her boyfriend to seem cool in front of bitchy friends. They end up spending the night together, running all over town chasing the band, hooking up with friends and bandmates and searching for Kat's hopelessly drunk friend Caroline.

There's a little edgy romance, a little future agony like a younger St Elmo's Fire and it's only slightly self-conscious about a sense of sweet, hip cool. If you've had your fill of moronic teen sex comedies and slashers you'll appreciate it.

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