Film Review: Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Posted on by 5WC in Film

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist is just another in what is essentially just a long production line of mid teen romantic comedies. A formulaic movie which sticks to the recipe and never rocks the boat. The result is a film that is entertaining, uplifting and enjoyable but at the exact same time, somehow subconsciously monotonous because it provides nothing new.

That doesn’t mean I dislike the film, in fact it’s the opposite, it’s ranks a lot higher than some in the genre, but I never fully commit to it. Everything just feels a little bit too perfect. That little bit too good to be true. The solution just a little bit too obvious to the question it explores. I almost feel tricked into a story that can never happen. I buy into it, I get swept along for the ride, but ultimately I never relax into the film and I never fully commit to the plausibility of the plot. I just never believe it would actually happen, but seeing it on screen still makes me long for it. Read more