Infinite Playlist Has Finite Appeal

Love blossoms between indie fans in teen romance with savvy soundtrack
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 3, 2008 9:41 AM CDT

(Newser) – Teen romance Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist turned some critics starry-eyed and others into curmudgeons. Michael Cera and Kat Dennings star as a pair of indie-rock fans who have a crazy night in New York. The "often delightful love story that uses music as its primary backdrop" is reminiscent of John Hughes' teen flicks of the '80s, Josh Bell writes in Las Vegas Weekly.

The "sassy, savvy and wistful" romance is the Say Anything for a new generation, an approving Roger Moore writes in the Orlando Sentinel. Gary Thompson, who marvels at Cera's unlikely rise to the realm of chick magnet in the Philadelphia Daily News, says the movie "will have its greatest appeal for audiences still young enough to believe that mix-tapes are the food of love. I, frankly, am too old for this."