Thursday, October 23, 2008
Review: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Note: I saw this more than 2 weeks ago, so this review is going to be highly unsophisticated.
Um, first, this movie has a bangin' soundtrack. The whole movie is about two crazy kids who bond over their identicle eclectic taste in music, and then fall in love over the course of 5 hours or something. Anyway, the music here is key. WIthout it, you are missing most of what's important in the movie.
Next would be the ease of the two main characters, Nick and Norah, played nicely by Michael Cera and Kat Dennings, who are the new Michael Cera and Ellen Page, but far, far more interesting. Their characters are genuine and relatable (except for the part about having a famous record executive for a daddy) and their story is subtle and magical. Magical!
The dialogue isn't forced and the supporting characters are somewhat exaggerated; it's sort of like a wizard of oz for the pseudo-indie hipster comedies. The crazy drunk friend who is lost somewhere in Manhatten, the douchey sort-of boyfriend, the three gay fairy godmothers...
Anyway, this movie is funny, unpretentious, and endearing. If you haven't already seen it (which would make you what, 3 weeks late?) then you should.