Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist could easily be the Juno of 2008. It has the makings of an indie comedy/romantic fun. Movie adaptation of a popular book, alterna-teens, and a great descriptions like – “Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist is a comedy about two teens thrust together for one hilarious, sleepless night of adventure in a world of mix tapes, late-night living, and, live, loud music.” How can we go wrong with that?
Michael Cera plays Nick, or the same character he always plays – a somewhat sweet and attractive, but overly awkward young Woody Allen type. Nick is a sensitive musician who finds a love interest in Norah (Kat Dennings). Norah plays life safe always, except for tonight of course when she cuts loose with Nick. It’s pretty unavoidable that a movie bearing “playlist” in it’s title has to have a great soundtrack. And with the success of recent indie rock soundtracks there’s no wonder there would be a bit of manipulating to break us off with an acceptable soundtrack.
Soundtrack supervision was handled by Mark Mothersbaugh, yes THE Mark Mothersbaugh from Devo. Who else could producers have tapped to make the fun times with music last. Motherbaugh also produced the new Vampire Weekend song appearing in the film called, “Ottoman”.
Other soundtrack artists include Devendra Banhart, We Are Scientists, Richard Hawley, Dead 60’s, and Band of Horses.
The movie comes out on October 2nd.
Nick & Norah’s Infinte Playlist Soundtrack
1. Chris Bell – “Speed of Sound”
2. Devendra Banhart – “Lover”
3. Bishop Allen – “Middle Management”
4. Vampire Weekend – “Ottoman”
5. The Dead 60s – “Riot Radio”
6. Takka Takka – “Fever”
7. The Submarines – “Xavia”
8. We Are Scientists – “After Hours”
9. Band of Horses – “Our Swords”
10. Army Navy – “Silvery Sleds”
11. Richard Hawley – “Baby, You’re My Light”
12. Shout Out Louds – “Very Loud”
13. Paul Tiernan – “How to Say Goodbye”
14. The Real Tuesday Weld – “Last Words”