It’s my opinion that Michael Cera can do no wrong. He caught my attention with Arrested Development and since then has just been a consistent awkward ball of hilarity through every appearance he’s made. Unfortunately even his penchant for uncomfortable moments couldn’t save Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Based on the book of the same name by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, the film takes a look at one night in the lives of Nick and Norah as they’re thrown together and they obviously are meant to be. But will they or won’t they?

Nick (Cera) is a soft-spoken guitarist in a band with a couple of gay kids. Norah (Kat Dennings) is the cynical daughter of a major recording studio owner. They run into each other at a gig for Nick’s band, but Nick is still hung up on ex-girlfriend Triss (Alexis Dziena) who is with new guy Gary (Zachary Booth) and Norah is concerned about her drunk friend Caroline (Ari Graynor) and gets in touch with on-again / off-again boyfriend Tal (Jay Baruchel) and who’s that guy that’s following the band around? Throw all these characters together in the night life of New York City and a mediocre soundtrack and you’ll have a movie that teens will flock to…right? (more…)