Sunday, August 02, 2009

Flick Check: Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist

Flick Check: Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist: A fair movie that springs from a naively precious but genial script. It doesn't skimp on teen movie cliches but, the casting is a triumph and saves the film. Michael Cera is excellent as the smart and kindhearted gomer (his signature role). Much better that the toilet humor and sexual innuendo of virtually all other teen movies. Only of real value if you are in the throes of adolescence and need a dose of everything-is-awful-but-there-is-still-hope-and-fun-to-be-had medicine. Which is fine -- it's a valid, money-spending demographic, right? For the rest of us, it's worth a stop when channel surfing.