After his girlfriend
of six months Tris (Dziena) dumps him, Nick (Cera) is having troubling getting
over her and when she turns up to his band's gig with her new boyfriend
in tow, he feels even worse. Things change however when after his band's
set, a beautiful girl called Norah (Dennings) begs him to be her boyfriend
for five minutes and kisses him, Nick thinks that things maybe changing
for the better. Unfortunately Norah was just using him to prove that she
wasn't sad and single to her friend from school but she just happens to
There are some times
in your life that can be pivotal, defining moments, ones that you will remember
for the rest of your life. For Nick and Norah, this night is one of them.
Once in a while
a film comes along that oozes charm and can be defined as a real date movie.
'Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist' is one of those movies. Here we have
the story of a boy, Nick, trying to reconcile with his girlfriend, Tris,
of six months by sending her mix CDs. Unbeknownst to him she has been giving
them to her friend, Norah, who has been adoring the music he has been putting
together for an age. With fate steadily drawing them together, it took a
huge leap forward when Tris brought her new boyfriend and a group of school
friends including Norah to see Nick's band and what happened next in an
adventure in music and bourgeoning relationships.
Taking place over
one, extraordinary night, the movie is filled with charm from the off. The
reason for this is the casting of two of American best up and coming talents
working in the industry at the moment, Michael Cera and Kat Dennings. After
setting TV alight in the cult comedy 'Arrested Development' and then exploding
on the big screen in 'Superbad' and 'Juno', Michael Cera is becoming the
teenage star of his generation. He has a certain, geek charm about him that
seems to draw in the audience, making you think he could be your friend.
Kat Dennings is also on the way to becoming a real star for the same reason.
After having small, supporting roles in films like 'The 40 Year Old Virgin',
'Charlie Bartlett' and 'The House Bunny', Dennings gets her chance to shine
The supporting cast
is also good and filled with up and coming stars. Aaron Yoo and Rafi Gavron
have fun as Thom and Dev, Ari Graynor is hilarious as the drunk Caroline,
Jay Baruchel pops up as Noah's ex Tal and Alexis Dziena is expertly cast
as Nick's ex Tris.
'Nick and Norah's
Infinite Playlist' is a little gem of a date movie. Whether you are a teenager
or an old romantic, there is much to enjoy here. While the running chewing
gum gag might be a little too gross for some, this is still a story about
a boy and a girl getting to know each other and having a ball doing so.
PICTURE & SOUND
The Blu-Ray disc presents the
movie in High Definition wide screen 2:30 up to 1080p, with Dolby TrueHD
5.1 surround sound.
A new function of BD-Live, which allows you and friends to instant message
during the movie Nick and Norah's Interactive Playlist Watch the movie
and find out about the music and then cut together your own music playlist
Telestrator commentary with
director Peter Sollett, Michael Cera, Kat Dennings and Ari Graynor
The director and his young stars have fun with a new gadget that allows
them to write on the screen while the comment on the movie. This is a
very chatty and fun commentary, filled with laughter and amusing stories
from the set.
Audio Commentary with director
Peter Sollett, authors Rachel Cohn and David Levithan and screenwriter
The director and the writers of 'Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist' chat
about the story and themes of the films, the importance of character,
casting and making the movie.
Deleted and Alternate Scenes
Entitled 'Hell no', 'Tal remembers the Jerk Offs', 'Attack of the Homeless',
'Caroline and the tree', 'Vomit comet', 'CD guy and Caroline chat', 'CD
Kid', 'Tranny Tris' and 'Norah and Jesus', these deleted scenes suffer
from the lack of a commentary or introduction to say why they were removed.
Outtakes (4.12 mins/Standard
Watch the cast have fun on the set and make a hash of their lines.
A Nick and Norah Puppet
Show by Kat Dennings (5.12 mins/Standard Definition)
Watch the star of the movie act the film out using cut out and drawings
that she made herself.
Ari Graynor's Video Diary:
A Look Behind the Scenes (3.56 mins/Standard Definition)
The girl who played Caroline carries a video camera around on set and
films behind the scenes of the movie.
With commentary by director Peter Sollett and editor Myron Kerstein, watch
animated storyboards for the 'Opening sequences' and 'Nick and Norah meet'.
Faux interview with Michael
Cera, Kat Dennings and Eddie Kaye Thomas (2.50 mins/Standard Definition)
Watch the former American Pie star interview the two stars of 'Nick and
Norah's Infinite Playlist'
Peter Sollet's Photo Album
View stills from the production that were taken by the director on set
Music Video 'Middle Management'
by Bishop Allen (2.53 mins/Standard Definition)
Watch the band perform on the set of 'Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist'
Watch previews of 'The House Bunny', 'Rachel Getting Married' and 'Seven
The Blu-Ray treatment for 'Nick
and Norah's Infinite Playlist' is one that fans should enjoy, even though
all of the extras are in standard definition. The commentary tracks are
very good and rest of featurettes are very watchable. This is one that
fans will enjoy.
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