Nick and Norah’s Infinite Shallowness

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, released in the theaters last fall and on DVD this spring, was billed as 2008’s Juno: a hip, music-infused tale of smart, quirky teens penned by a female screenwriter (who also happens to be friends with Juno’s screenwriter, Diablo Cody). As much as I want to support women directors and writers, I was extremely disappointed by Nick and Norah; it desperately wants to be smart and innovative, but it’s really just the same old romantic-comedy plot of a girl findin … [Read more...]