Blu-ray review: Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Charming and unabashedly entertaining, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist may seem like an unexpected choice for one of my favourite films of 2008, but, truth be told, it made more of an impression on me than many of the year’s supposedly more “important” contenders. Sony’s Blu-ray release is largely excellent, with a decent A/V presentation and a fine array of extras.
I review the recent Region ABC (US) release of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Sony Pictures’ latest celebration of illegal music sharing.
Review at DVD Times.
Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 7:00 PM
| Comments: 5
This seems to be a polarizing movie. In the states, audiences either liked it or hated it. I was in the latter.
Posted by: Sound Designer Dan, February 15, 2009 10:35 PM
The UK reviews that I’ve read haven’t been quite so polarised. Mark Kermode’s summary was along the lines of “Yeah, it’s okay”, and my DVD Times colleague Luke McNaney gave it a fairly indifferent 6/10. Sorry to hear you didn’t like it, Dan, though this world would of course be astoundingly boring if we all enjoyed the same things.
Out of curiosity, how did you feel about Juno?
Posted by: Michael Mackenzie
, February 16, 2009 12:22 AM
I liked Juno despite its "hip" dialogue.
Posted by: Sound Designer Dan, February 16, 2009 4:28 AM
Juno was a weird one for me. First time I rented the DVD to watch with friends. We watched the first 10-15 minutes of it before universally agreeing to stop the DVD and watch something else as nobody was enjoying it.
Two or three months later I re-visited Juno with the same group of friends and we all really enjoyed it from start to finish.
I think these sort of movies really are dependent on current-mood or current-requirements.
In any case, I shall be renting this movie shortly.
Posted by: Dom, February 16, 2009 12:32 PM
Well isn't a movie always a mood thing? At least it's the case for me, I can't only watch Argentos when I'm in a very relaxed mood, or american comedies when I'm kind of stressed etc.
Posted by: Peter von Frosta, February 17, 2009 10:40 AM
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