Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist - DVD Review

NICK & NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST (***) - Starring Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Alexis Dziena, Ari Graynor, Jay Baruchel and Aaron Yoo.
Directed by Peter Sollett.

Gross, gross, gross, gross!

This movie is a sweet, nice little high-school romance between two likeable leads, almost killed by the grossest scene of the year. It involves vomit. That's all I need to say on that.

Michael Cera does his usual quick-speak stutter awkward-dude thing as Nick, the only straight guy in a gay band, still pining for his mean-girl girlfriend after she dumped him. Meanwhile, based on the mix CD's he leaves her, Meangirl's friend Norah thinks he'd be a cool guy to hook up with. While at a club, Meangirl teases Norah about being single, so Norah claims she has a boyfriend, then to complete the ruse, walks up to Nick, kisses him, and asks him to play along. Gee, of all people...

The whole movie takes place in one night, with Nick & Norah going in and out of bonding as Nick tries to shed his feelings for his dumper, and Norah tries to find her drunk and lost other friend. It's not exactly American Graffiti, but this is one I can see 16-year-olds seeing and then feeling nostalgic over it twenty years from now.

Although if you see it, you've been warned about the vomit scene.

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