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)

Bored me to death.

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

The monotone pussy voice was a bit overdone.

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

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

Unusual but good and entertaining movie set in NYC.

No plot.

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

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

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'.

I find watching this movie is a highly enjoyable experience.

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

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

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.

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

Extremely enjoyable.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Disappointing and pointless .

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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...

It had no plot.

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

It's well worth watching, once.

An enjoyable diversion.

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.

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

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

This is a very good coming of age film!

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

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.

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

That said, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

It just felt contrived.

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

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

Well that was pretentious!

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.

Everything in this movie is a cliché.

Pointless Drivel .

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

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

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.

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.

Predictable time spent with nice people .

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

Ultimately, meaningless and boring.

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

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.

Poor plot, pointless film.

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

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.

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.

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

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

Nick & Nora 's Infinitely Boring Movie .

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

More entertaining than My Best Friend's Girl.

What boring teenagers.

And it was quite enjoyable.

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.

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


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.

Pointless and rather disappointing.

Uninteresting characters make for a snooze-fest .

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

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

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.

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.

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.

It got real boring from the last 30 mins

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