Juno remake fails to spark; Bitchy girl leaves boy, boy meets another girl, etc - not a classic Movies NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST (15) VERDICT ***.
Byline: ROZ LAWS
PEOPLE began noticing Michael Cera a year ago in the critically- acclaimed teen comedy Juno.
He was the sweet and unassuming dad-to-be and now he's playing much the same role in a similar film, which charms but never really takes off - or makes us laugh quite as much as Juno, despite its appealing leads.
Cera is the Nick of the title, while Kat Dennings Katherine Dennings (born June 13, 1986) is an American actress. Biography
Dennings was born to a Jewish family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she was raised. Her mother, Ellie Litwack, is a poet. is Norah.
The film begins just after Nick has been dumped by girlfriend of six months, bitchy bitch·y
adj. bitch·i·er, bitch·i·est Slang
1. Malicious, spiteful, or overbearing.
2. In a bad mood; irritable or cranky. and selfish Tris (Alexis Dziena Alexis Gabbriel Dziena (born July 8 1984). , pronounced da-ZEE-na) is an American actress.
Unable to accept it's over, he keeps making her mix tapes and leaving them on her doorstep.
Tris scornfully throws them in the bin, from where they are rescued by her classmate Norah.
She appreciates his taste and is half in love with him, despite never having met him.
Nick's gay friends try to drag him out of his depression by taking him out, with the promise of seeing his favourite band, the enigmatic underground group Where's Fluffy.
Also out partying are Tris and Norah.
When Tris taunts her about her lack of a boyfriend, she goes up to a stranger and starts kissing him, then asks him to pretend he is her boyfriend.
Of course, he just happens to be Nick, and the pair bond - just as jealous Tris decides she wants Nick back.
The film follows the students as they drive around New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of , trying to find Norah's drunken friend and the secret Where's Fluffy gig.
Sweet and romantic, it has some nice moments and sharp lines, but they don't add up to a classic movie.
Kat Dennings as Norah and, inset, with Michael Cera as Nick.