Oct 27 2008

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist!

Published by at 3:00 am under Your Movie Stinks

I knew I was going to hate this movie and that is precisely why I avoided it until Sunday afternoon when I found myself in a situation that did not offer an escape. Having said that, I still was hopeful that it would be at least enjoyable enough to sit through. It wasn’t. I would re-title this movie “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Waste of My Day Off: You Motherfuckers.”

I love Michael Cera but this piece of shit relied so heavily on his “I’m a gentle, lovable kitten” persona that by the end of it I was even sick of him. Michael Cera, consider this your official warning. Strike one was Juno and Nick and Norah is strike two. He’s too good for this mindless, formulaic, teen movie crap. Yes, Juno was crap too so shut up.

Here’s the best part, after watching Nick and Norah struggle to discover their love for each other for 90 minutes while we, the audience, knew they “should really be together” they don’t even end up together at the end. They each go back to their jerky exes! Fuck off, of course Nick and Norah ended up together just as we all knew they would and that’s what made the movie as painful as a zit right on the edge of your lip. There is nothing to distract you, like a memorable storyline or performances, from the inevitable ending. Instead you have to sit through the torture of waiting for the thing you know is going to happen to happen in exactly the way you knew it was going to happen.

I was extra bummed because the director, Peter Sollett, wrote and directed a wonderful, simple film in 2002 called “Raising Victor Vargas” that is miles in the other direction of Nick and Norah. It also deals with young love but in an incredibly realistic and engaging way. Watch both and try to convince me that the “Hollywood” formula is better.

God, I have the BEST opinions EVER!

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3 comments to “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist!”

  1. Bennon 27 Oct 2008 at 4:02 am

    I was also dragged into the theatre kicking and screaming to watch this movie. Now, aside from the fact that there was no real plot to this movie and that the acting was less than great, and the scene where Michael Cera was finger banging What’s Her Face, the Jesus was pretty funny. Especially considering the circumstance. Gay bay and Jesus? Who woulda thunk it?
    And all of the vomit!
    Luckily they were throwing up for me so I didn’t have to.

  2. saraon 27 Oct 2008 at 10:45 am

    Omigod hated this flick too! boring and horribly predictable.Michael Cera needs to realize that one trick pony thing is getting old real fast(awkward nerd..ugh). “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Waste of My Day Off: You Motherfuckers.”–dead on!

    BTW, great blog thingy.cracks me up.

  3. Robinon 30 Oct 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Didn’t see the movie. Doesn’t matter. I just laughed harder than I have all week. Funny.