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Haiku Review: ‘Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist’

November 11, 2008

Another thing that happened in the last five weeks! Consider this PART 6.

nick_and_norah_s_infinite_playlist_movie_posterTeens! Straight edge! New York!
City alight with music
Yet energy nil

Michael Cera’s not the only one in (a state of) arrested development. Hah! You see, both movies (yes, only two) I’ve reviewed for this blog have been teen-centric. The last one, American Teen, even had the word in its title. While hardly stuck in some mid 00’s time-warp (remember those years?), I do consistently find myself drawn to movies and shows that reflect on the experience of growing up. The O.C., Friday Night Lights, Thumbsucker, Stomp The Yard – although derided sometimes as “inconsequential”, these and other stories manage to capture with great accuracy the pains and pleasures of our formative years. And you’ve got to admit –  however fictionalized or exaggerated, there’s something at least a little therapeutic in watching our own experiences and emotions played out on screen.

Unfortunately that’s not so true of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist.

OMFG Read why!