Tuesday, October 14, 2008

At the Movies: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist


Dear Liz,

So, I have to tell you something. You know how you said you'd go see Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist with me? Well, I went to see it without you yesterday (even after Garney said he'd cry for me and my pathetic little life for seeing a romcom all alone). I know. I'm a jerk, but I really wanted to see it and you had this pesky little think called "work" on the lamest of all holidays (god bless you, government work).

You'll be happy to know I really liked it. Michael Cera is adorable as, well, Michael Cera, but he is maturing. You can see he's a little more than the goofy meta-male he's been in everything else, ever. And Kat Dennings is my hero. Where was she when I was searching for a female role model while in Jr. High/High School? I had to settle for possible lesbian Jodie Foster (not that there's anything wrong with that). Anyway, the movie is basically what you'd expect: Boy is heartbroken over break-up with his skeezy (but hot) girlfriend and he makes her awesome indie rock mixes which fall into the hands of gorgeous, but doesn't know it, girl. Eventually, boy and girl meet and have an awkward time for awhile (just like real life!) and encounter many obstacles while searching for a secret rock show all over New York City. It's really charming and fun and the soundtrack is awesome.

I hope you'll forgive me for going without you, Liz. I'll even see it again with you, if you want...I liked it that much. To quote my favorite line from the movies, "I love you so much, it's retarded."

xoxo,

Red

14 comments:

pistols at dawn said...

I feel like I would really like this movie if I were 17, dating a 17-year-old, or had a heart. But I think Michael Cera movies are like Boston albums: I've got three I like a lot, no need for any more.

Liz said...

[Biting knuckles to keep from crying. Finally sighs deeply...]

I forgive you.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

Oh wow! I'm so embarrassed! I didn't realise there was an argument going on in this blog...I'll back out slowly...

whew.

minddarrhea said...

Michael Cera was best in Superbad, but other than that, he seems kind of boring.

I should calrify, He has so much potential, but i think the roles he is playing are boring and limited.

Liz said...

Cera has definitely been type cast. He is good as that type, but I'd like to see him as something else.

Red said...

Well, that's the thing. I mean, he still plays the same character in this, but there's a little more there, if that makes sense. He's definitely growing. It's all in the eyes.

katrocket said...

I'm mad at Michael Cera right now because apparently he's responsible for cockblocking an Arrested Development movie.

minddiarrhea said...

go check this out, some funny shit. probably Cera at his best, IMO.

mike said...

There's really not a lot else that guy could play...

Imagine seeing Michael Cera cast as the lead role in Kimbo Slice: The Musical?

tkf said...

I'm not going with liz.

BeckEye said...

At least when Michael Cera plays Michael Cera, it's still funny. Kind of like how Vince Vaughn's schtick never seems to get old.

But that Jonah whats-his-nuts from "Superbad" has totally worn out his welcome.

Garney said...

I think it would be funny to see Michael Cera do a couple scenes from Rebel Without a Cause. To hear him say "You're tearing me apart" in his sweet sensitive way would change the whole context of the line. And the whole scene when they're talking about doing a chicken race and he boasts "Chicken races are all I ever do" would be some great comic stuff.

Garney said...

And for the record I never said you had a pathetic life... I made it clear that I would cry because of my own pathetic memories of going to romcoms alone. I told you one of the saddest things I've ever said was "One for French Kiss."

Liz said...

As much as I love James Dean, I always thought he overracted a bit in Rebel. I'd actually LOVE to see someone like Cerra in a remake of that. Would probably make it more interesting