An American teen movie that manages to be cool and smart and also sweet.
Think of it as Superbad without the booze or Juno without the snarky dialogue.
| Original Score: 3/5
Put this on your playlist, if only for an hour or two.
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
As a glimpse inside the wide-eyed world of the teenager, it is the best John Hughes film that John Hughes never made.
It's all about the execution, and among plenty of dead on arrival teen films, Nick and Norah is legitimately funny, sweet and charming.
| Original Score: 7/10
The characters are all stuck on tracks, which might work on other occassions, but not when your underscoring music is all about refusing to follow conventional tracks.
| Original Score: 5/10
It's an easy and lightweight date movie for teens who will enjoy also discovering some New York bands.
It's a pleasant enough interlude and the young band-crazy target market may get involved, but its appeal is limited and there is nothing especially fresh or novel about the content.
Although a comedy, and one rife with hilarious moments, it's a strikingly heartfelt flick.
| Original Score: 3/4
A pleasingly jumbled mix CD
With the right touches of casting and chemistry, even the thinnest of premises can become weighty in sheer charm.
A near perfection romance comedy that will appeal to any and all audiences
With a great soundtrack and a plot that requires absolutely nothing of the audience, it's certainly Friday night fodder but could have been so much better.
Nick & Norah is a teen comedy that adults can enjoy. The screenplay, by Lorene Scafaria, manages to be smart and sophisticated, the comedy dry and understated.
| Original Score: 4/5
The chief running gag, about as funny as a weeping sore, concerns a piece of chewing gum.
Although Nick & Norah is episodic and uneven, it does have considerable charm.
Filled with likeable characters, smart dialogue and cool indie music, it's good natured, hilarious and an outstanding romantic comedy that makes you wish you could be there.
| Original Score: 82/100
All is forgiven in a wild money shot defining moment, when passion blooms in stereo off camera, as a studio hideaway's flashing voice level meters dance around, in synch with sex. A match ultimately made in digital heaven.
They pull off the blend of wide-eyed earnestness and sarcasm, but it's unlikely teens or adults will relate to the 2D characters.