Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

"Hi. Um, I know this is going to sound weird and I'm a total stranger, but would you be my boyfriend for five minutes?"

Peter Sollett was an indie film director that got his 'big' Hollywood break with 2008's Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, a simple, honest sweet film that did well enough at the box office for him to get to continue his career as a director. This sweet film is the next in our fun-filled Horror-spectacular month of Romantic Comedy that we're right in the middle of. It's actually quite a fun series. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we talk about this cute indie RomCom, possibly the first in our discussion that truly fits the genre. We talk about the cast, particularly Michael Cera and Kat Dennings, and how the two of them really embody these two characters of Nick and Norah so perfectly and why we like them in the roles — as well as problems we may have with them. We discuss the origins of the original novel and how the gum wasn't really in the novel but became such a prevalent story device in the film. We chat about the music and how music really plays an integral part of RomComs (or at least the ones we're talking about on the show). And we talk about the simplicity of the story, what works about it, and what doesn't work about it — namely why we didn't seem to connect to it as much this go-around and where this film likely will fall in our collective memories in 50 years. It's a very sweet, simple film that we both like, albeit less than we used to, and we have a great time talking about. Tune in!

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Starring Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Alexis Dziena, Ari Graynor, Aaron Yoo
Starring Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Aaron Yoo, Rafi Gavron, Ari Graynor

Andy's Trailer: Paradise — Diablo Cody makes me crazy so I shouldn't want to watch this film, especially because the reviews are so low, but something about it makes me want to watch it. I think I need to save it for a time when I'm sick and feverish so I can enjoy it, but not have to really think about it too much. I hate that this trailer makes me want to watch this movie.   

Andy's other trailer: Endless Love  '14 — I really don't want to talk about this, but since I'm in the middle of my Tom Cruise marathon and recently watched Endless Love '81, I feel I have to mention this film that looks to be a remake even though it's not based off the same novel. It looks just as bad though.  

Pete's Trailer: The Grand Budapest Hotel  — I wasn't going to pick this film. I was going to go with Jack Ryan, because JACK RYAN. But the cast in this thing is just too good to resist. It's the right mix of Wes Anderson Awkward and Adrien Brody slapstick. "TAKE YOUR HANDS OFF MY LOBBY BOY!" So, watch the trailer, then go watch this.