September 26, 2008

The Best Movie of the Year So Far

I have to talk about "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist," which I saw last night and instantly fell in love with. It's in the tradition of "American Graffiti" and "Dazed in Confused"- a night-in-the-life tale about young people about to set off for college. This time it's set in New York City, with Michael Cera as the hero and Kat Dennings (Catherine Keener's daughter in "40-Year-Old Virgin") as the heroine.

On top of all the movie's other virtues- it's funny, with great music, and a whole lot of memorable moments- 'Nick and Norah' reminded me greatly of so many nights from my New York years, of rampaging around the city with a huge group of friends before grabbing a train back to New Jersey at the sun rises. Dennings even looks just like a girlfriend I had in high school...

The movie comes out a week from today; I certainly plan on seeing it again.

Posted by Stephen Silver at September 26, 2008 04:35 PM
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