“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!
- Script Transcript
- Original theatrical trailer
- Original poster artwork
- Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist — Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
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