I liked him in Juno, but he plays almost the same person in Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008). You know, Michael Cera, the fat kid from Arrested Development, who stars in alot of almost indie/mainstream films (he’s not fat anymore).
Nick and Norah is kind of a stumbling film with minimal plot and likable characters. Nick is a nice guy, who recently broke up with a girl and is trying to get her back by burning CDs for her. She immediately throws them away, because she’s a bitch. [Excuse my French.] Norah (Kat Dennings) is the one who picks up the mixed CDs and loves them. She also happens to need him to pretend to be her boyfriend. That is where it starts.
Through a long night of trying to locate Norah’s drunken friend and searching for the legendary band “Where’s Fluffly” in New York, the 17 year olds end up together and, though they had only met a few hours before, end up having sex. Yup. Up until this point I was enjoying the film. Nick and Norah are both nice people, but I don’t like how our society requires sex for a relationship to be legitimate. Doesn’t anyone wait until marriage anymore? Movies and TV seem to tell us otherwise. I still have hope that people don’t all act like they see others in the media.
Another question I have is where are their parents? How can seven 17-year-olds wander NYC all night without even a call from parents? I’m sure it happens, but seriously? Oh well…
This film is entertaining, the characters are likeable, but the plot doesn’t go very far. The characters don’t develop too much either. Also, the sex, though not shown on screen, is annoying.
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist runs 90 minutes and is rated PG-13. I give it a slightly above average 6 ramheads out of 10.