Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

In Theatres: 
Oct 03, 2008
Running Time: 
1 hour, 30 minutes

Director Peter Sollet, better known for his award winning film Raising Victor Vargas, offers up somewhat of a chemistry-less film about two teenagers whose lives revolve around music and their journey to find love.  Michael Cera and Kat Dennings play the obviously mismatched couple whose majority of screen time offers up very little to no chemistry and whose basic sweet relationship culminates in the basic pitfalls of teen romances. I was disappointed in Sollet’s inability to create a believable link between the two that was not, at best, superficial, and his willingness to fall back on cliché to get the story done.

Infinite Playlist sums the film up. What should have been a sweet little tale of two hopeless romantics simply plays out like a mixed tape creating an hour and thirty minutes worth of a jumbled music collage. While there is some humor the point comes down to the star of the film being three gay musicians and a piece of gum, the gum getting probably the most responses. While teenagers will be sure to love it due to their willingness to jump on anything considered new or played up as cool older viewers will probably find the film slightly funny but slow and the constant barrage of music screaming, “Buy this soundtrack” annoying. Not much of a love story here or substance for that matter but if you have to see it I would recommend waiting for the DVD. The obvious demographic will rush to see it and will love it though.

AJ Garcia
Review by AJ Garcia
Follow him @ Twitter
Friend him @ Facebook