Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)



Critic Consensus: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist combines a pair of charming leads, the classic New York backdrop, and a sweet soundtrack.

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Michael Cera and Kat Dennings star as two lonesome teens who make a love connection as they prowl the streets of New York looking for their favorite band's secret show, as well as for their drunk friend Caroline. Norah is sick of being the doormat for her catty friend Tris, so rather than look like she's arrived at yet another concert without her unreliable ex-boyfriend-with-benefits Tal, she grabs a stranger and pretends he's her date. Unfortunately, that stranger is Nick -- whom Tris just dumped. Oddly enough, though, Nick and Norah seem to have a real connection. But is Nick still too hung up on the princess? The only way to find out is to spend all night combing Manhattan in a yellow Yugo.more
Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic material including teen drinking, sexuality, language and crude behavior)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Lorene Scafaria
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 3, 2009
Box Office: $31.5M
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Ari Graynor
as Caroline
Justin Rice
as Bishop Allen band me...
Christian Rudder
as Bishop Allen band me...
Giorgio Angelini
as Bishop Allen band me...
Darbie Nowatka
as Bishop Allen band me...
Cully Symington
as Bishop Allen band me...
Randy Haines
as Randy, Are You Randy...
Sammy Marc Rubin
as Sammy, Are You Randy...
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Critic Reviews for Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

All Critics (179) | Top Critics (43)

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist takes everything you loved in three decades of teenage romance and twists it into something unrecognisably desperate and exploitative.

Full Review… | January 30, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

An American teen movie that manages to be cool and smart and also sweet.

Full Review… | September 7, 2013
Movie Talk

Think of it as Superbad without the booze or Juno without the snarky dialogue.

Full Review… | September 29, 2012

Put this on your playlist, if only for an hour or two.

Full Review… | August 15, 2011
East Bay Express

I don't know about you all but I think this is a welcome change from pensises in pies and boob gags - I hope the trend continues.

Full Review… | March 14, 2011
What Culture

As a glimpse inside the wide-eyed world of the teenager, it is the best John Hughes film that John Hughes never made.

Full Review… | August 9, 2010

Audience Reviews for Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist


Anything with Ari Graynor is money

Spencer Macklin
Spencer Macklin

Super Reviewer

ive heard enough asian jokes and gay jokes, so the gay asian just annoys me. and also Michael Cera is in a band called the Jerk-offs. In 7th grade im sure i would have loooooved that.

Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer

This was a very fun movie. I thought the story was good enough...although I never understood what the slutty girlfriend saw in Nick--she was supposed to be "using" him, but for what? His mix tapes? She threw them away. Although I understood that she wanted him back because he was then interested in Norah and she couldn't have that! Anyway, I think Cera makes a great teenage boy lead, kind of reminds me of John Cusak: they are both good looking enough, nice guys etc. the kind of boys you wish your daughter would find and manage to keep. Anyway, nice diversion on a snowy night.

Bathsheba Monk
Bathsheba Monk

Super Reviewer

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