Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) - Comedy, Drama, Music

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High school student Nick O'Leary, member of the Queercore band The Jerk Offs, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg when she asks him to be her boyfriend for five minutes.

IMDB: 6.6
Director: Peter Sollett
Stars: Michael Cera, Kat Dennings
Length: 90 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 36 out of 152 found boring (23.68%)

One-line Reviews (102)

The only bright light in this movie is Ari Graynor's performance as Caroline but even her character is a cliché.

Predictable time spent with nice people .

Girls are going to see it mostly, but boys who are dragged along will find they had a good time as well.

Uninteresting characters make for a snooze-fest .

it's not horrible, but just really bland to watch.

She's stunning, and this movie's sure to make her a big star.

It was so boring, that after about 45 minutes, it came to the point where I really didn't care about the characters.

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist musically selects every romantic cliché with tone deaf results.

When you see N&N (and if you're in the mood for a lighthearted enjoyable movie, you should), don't go with an expectation of grandeur or even for the entire thing to be great.

Well, they managed to take a fun, funny, fast-paced book and turn it into a SLOW, boring movie.

Cera and Dennings, although both limited actors, bring natural charm and energy to their roles, an despite the romance arc being intentionally predictable from the beginning, manage to create a level of believability and sweetness to their courtship through the night.

Unusual but good and entertaining movie set in NYC.

Disappointing and pointless .

This isn't the worst film I've ever seen, but it's definitely the most boring.

More entertaining than My Best Friend's Girl.

An OKish movie that tries really hard to be an indie version of American Graffiti but ends up more of a collection of far-fetched, unrelated, uninteresting scenes.

Nick & Nora 's Infinitely Boring Movie .

That said, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

While it can at times be too cool for school, it is the roughness around its edges that give it an unexpected and genuine warmth.

The movie really has to be experienced to understand its awesomeness and I highly highly recommend it to anyone especially if you like music around the indie genre or indie rock genre as I do.

Yet with an airy, somewhat hypnotic and compelling story that has some great moments of laughter and romance, Nick & Norah provides a teenage rom-com that will no doubt please its niche crowd willingly and without compromise; a fun, heartfelt and memorable contemporary romance with plenty of charm.

People will talk about this film for a while because it is enjoyable, fresh, and something worth discussing.

Much to my surprise, Cera's restrained/quiet humor style that made him the ultimate lovable loser character in "Superbad" and "Juno" holds off from getting stale at least one more film, perhaps because "Nick and Norah" relies more on natural teenage awkwardness for laughs than the contrived dialogue kind.

No plot.

The variance of pop, metal, rock and dance are all engaging and especially the last song lives up to the hype.

Not an all great film, but an entertaining and funny film.

But I think that to anyone over the age of 17, these characters and their misadventures would seem bland.

The acting is tight but they don't have much to work with, I enjoyed it while I was watching it.

Bored rich kids go looking for some fun in the city and chase after a band called Where's Fluffy.

In this regard, director Peter Sollett crafts a picture that strikes on the same homebrew chords that your average independent record or movie usually hits, and does so with enough conviction to make an enjoyable ninety minutes out of it.

Whenever I see movies like this I know it's made from some person in their late 30's or 40's trying to connect with today's youth and it sad and pointless drivel.

However, I found the plot very contrived and actually pointless.

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...

As a downside, it is a bit too superficial in many aspects while inserting some boring and predictable moments from time to time.

It's become beyond cliché and too often features just terrible songs that no one besides hipsters ever like.

Not to labour the point, I just felt it was insignificant in the context of the plot and seemed disjointed and out of place.

Extremely enjoyable.

It's well worth watching, once.

I didn't have high expectations for this film, but I was surprised how much I enjoyed it.

The movie pretty much takes place during an entire night and Sollett's portrayal of night in the city is amusing and exciting.

An enjoyable diversion.

I found Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist to be somewhat boring and very lame.

Pointless and rather disappointing.

I found "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" tortuously boring.

Yes, yes, yes, this film *was* filled with cliché.

So, like with most pretentious comedy-dramas of the late naughties, the hyperactive quirky aesthetic that plagued the forced romance with the underdeveloped hip-indie music scene was so overpowering that it forced me to question my own music taste.

Wright, Jay Baruchel, (Cameos: Seth Meyers, Eddie Kaye Thomas, John Cho, Kevin Corrigan, Andy Samberg) Entertaining and funny rom-com for the MySpace generation ala vintage John Hughes about one crazy night spent in NYC's LES with two NJ-ite teens (baby seal incarnate Cera and Addams Family second cousin Kennings as the titular pair) who wind up together despite the odds of their friends, their exes and each other, in an attempt to find their favorite band in an after hours rare live performance.

It's an enjoyable story which features a combination of emotion, laughter and drama.

From the opening credits it will be relatively easy to see where this film is heading from the slow guitar music to Cera, painting his career in to a corner effortlessly playing the ever jittery, romantic man-child we've seen in 'Arrested Development' and 'Juno'.

The movie was very pointless and the writers tried to make it like real life.

There are gay characters in the movie that play a supporting role which I found delightful since it was unexpected and more relatable since I don't know many people who don't have gay friends.

Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 3: Worth watching.

Well that was pretentious!

Bored me to death.

Poor plot, pointless film.

I wouldn't waste any money on this movie, unless you can rent it at redbox like me for $1.

The monotone pussy voice was a bit overdone.

Why didn't I walk out of the movie early on, when I realized that it was pointless and was going nowhere?

The look and feel are definitely genuine and help give us, as an audience, the ability to believe it all despite the conveniently contrived plot progressions utilized.

I found it quite an engaging film for the most part, with a really good soundtrack and some good performances.

It got real boring from the last 30 mins

I'm not saying this is a terrible movie, but it's a waste of time.

This is a very good coming of age film!

Beyond making me want to lose my lunch, I found it to be very very dull.

The difference here however is that all those movies like Dumb and Dumber are either funny or at least enjoyable for some other reason.

What boring teenagers.

And it was quite enjoyable.

The entire story with Triss trying to get Nick back was boring and didn't add anything to the film, and while everything with Nick's gay band members was kind of funny it wasn't vital to the story and took screen time away from Nick and Norah which is where it should have been.

Set over the course of one eventful night in New York City, Nick & Norah is a tale of two people losing themselves in a midst of love, lust and romantic confusion.

Everything in this movie is a cliché.

However, Nick and Norah is still fairly entertaining and offers several laughs due to some fairly clever writing.

Which means that while there are multiple events, there is no plot.

Notwithstanding how slight this film is, I enjoyed it a lot.

Nick and Norah embark on an adventure searching for the band "Where's Fluffy," and find something unexpected, just what happens in real life.

Pointless Drivel .

Along the way, Nick desperately (and secretly) wants Tris back, but she's with Gary (Zachary Booth), a slightly boring fellow, in order to make him jealous.

perfectly captures the emotion and confusion a lot of teenagers experiment.

What I enjoyed the most of about this film is the atmosphere it just felt magical and the film doesn't try really hard to be great, it is what it is but it's still enjoyable.

Good for the music, but beware a movie that is both cliché and begging to be Juno.

While not in the same league as "Juno" in terms of character or story (though possessed of a far less annoying soundtrack), it is worthwhile for anyone looking for an entertaining film about teens.

But I think that to anyone over the age of 17, these characters and their misadventures would seem bland.

Neither Nick nor Norah seemed like a natural couple, they spent the entire movie being befuddled and lost and to be honest boring.

Besides,I admired how the screenplay avoids every single cliché from juvenile comedies...

I would have to give up thumbs up for the script since as a teenager, I can clearly imagine myself saying some of those stuff and the plot is engaging as well.

The film should have just been all about them, but it got bogged down with pretty pointless subplots that got tedious after a while.

However with this movie unlike Juno which did have some original ideas and was a likable movie, this is predictable, over-clichéd, and overall feels sloppy.

An all-around enjoyable movie, this is sure to be a success with viewers and critics alike.

This movie tried so hard to be cool but it ended up just being kind of pretentious and average.

Ultimately, meaningless and boring.

Besides Cera and Dennings, their fellow castmates are quite entertaining on their own and are given just enough to do so that they're more than props surrounding the two stars without ever competing with them for the viewer's attention.

The movie has a pretty good idea for a semi-indy film, but it ends of confusing itself and turning into a cliché.

But the movie does not relent in pounding that fact home, and it becomes so tiresome seeing the same facet of a character from the same one-dimensional perspective over and over again.

I find watching this movie is a highly enjoyable experience.

Overall the movie was fun and very entertaining to go see.

The romantic side seemed contrived, and most of the time didn't make sense.

You portray this supposed fun life that looks pretty empty to me.

Nope - slow, overwrought, bland musak for a soundtrack.

It just felt contrived.

Stunning and sassy Kat Dennings and the instantly likable Michael Cera are down-to-earth enough to feel like regular, real people - an important trait in lead roles, given how invested in them we need to become - while the supporting cast is rife with delightfully over-the-top characters who offer some wonderful comedic moments.


The fact that it was one of the most pretentious films I have EVER seen.

It had no plot.