NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST directed by Peter Sollett, written by Lorene Scafaria from the novel by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, with Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Aaron Yoo and Ari Graynor. A Sony Pictures release. 90 minutes. Opens Friday (October 3). For venues and times, see Movies. Rating: NNN
If you like the Raveonettes, Vampire Weekend and Band of Horses, then this movie is for you.
Set during a single night, it's about two star-crossed would-be lovers who scour the Big Apple in search of their favourite band. Along the way they break up with their respective partners, lose their drunken buddy, get in a fight in a club and fall in love. Sort of.
It's all very sweet and poignant and highly rewatchable, and feels a lot like High Fidelity for high schoolers (in a good way). Michael Cera (Juno) pretty much has the market cornered on socially awkward yet inwardly cool teenagers, and Kat Dennings (The 40-Year-Old Virgin) has a bit of a young Winona Ryder thing going for her (also a good thing).
There are enough genuinely original moments to keep even those of us who have already graduated from university interested.