You Haven’t Won Me Yet, Nick and Norah

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I just want to mention that this movie Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist is based on a teen novel that I used to flip through about eight times a week back when I worked in the kids section of Barnes & Noble. Because as a mix tape lover, the word playlist calls to me, and because it’s based in NYC.

But I won’t let your Michael Cera suck me in! I won’t buy your typical teen storylines! And I will not be so easily convinced by your indie film lighting and your characters in hoodies!

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  1. Karinya says:

    “But I won’t let your Michael Cera suck me in! I won’t buy your typical teen storylines! And I will not be so easily convinced by your indie film lighting and your characters in hoodies!”

    …I probably will :-/

    (In completely unrelated news, my local theater is NOT showing Burn After Reading, and this discovery made me absurdly sad. Want to see the movie.)

    • No, totally, I will, too, the moment I hear an inkling of a good review. The only thing saving me from seeing it on opening night is that the lead girl looks exactly like Hilary Duff’s sister, and I can’t get behind that.

      I’ve never cared for a Coen film before No Country, but I loved that so much that I’m pumped to see Burn. All of my friends who’ve seen it were ecstatic afterward. Poor girl.

  2. Tracey says:

    It totally looks like the type of movie we would have loved in high school, don’t you think?

    I think I’m less interested in it now than I would have been then, because the characters aren’t old enough for me to find them cool.

  3. Emily says:

    Oh man, me too. Part of me is like, “OMG I love that music! And Michael Cera!” And part of me is like, “Fuck you, movie that totally exploits the already-exploited-to-death-indie-music-culture.”

    Le sigh. I’m such a hypocrite. And a weakling.

  4. Nastassia says:

    “…I used to flip through about eight times a week back when I worked in the kids section of Barnes & Noble…”

    How can that even be possible when you only worked 2 half shifts a week? :P