Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist is Michael Cera‘s follow-up to last year’s indie darling Juno. Cera plays Nick, an indie rock-loving bass player just coming off a bad breakup with he meets Norah (40-Year-Old Virgin‘s Kat Dennings). The duo embark on a journey through the night-time streets of New York City in search of a secret concert, which turns into their unlikely first date.
Not much else is known as the movie at this point — you can read the official brief synopsis here below — but the title would suggest it revolves around the music that Nick and Norah share in common.
To help promote the film, Sony’s official site for the film has a Widget Builder which allows you to not only create your own playlist, but actually PLAY the songs! Here below, you can check out the Playlist I created, which is an example of what you’ll be listening to if you hang out with me. I warn you, it’s every f’n metal! \m/\m/
A few things about creating the “My Infinite Playlist”: 1) you have to sign up at imeem.com to publish your Playlist; 2) I didn’t see a way to check which version of a song was available (so, the first time I picked “The Trooper” by Iron Maiden, it actually was NOT by Iron Maiden, to my horror, so I redid my Widget so we’ll see what happens this time; and 3) you can customize your widget with shapes, highlighting, text, video, and photos, which is a nice touch.
The site has some other cool stuff you can build as well like “My Night Out With Nick & Norah” and “My Movie Widget.” Here’s a round-up of features …
A vast library of music from which users can create a customizable playlist to be placed on a website, blog or social networking site (i.e., Facebook or MySpace). Additionally, users can also take playlists from their friends’ Widgets to use themselves and/or mix around the playlist.
The ability to take a previously created Widget (and playlist) and upload pictures and videos as well as existing images, icons and text to make it more “you.”
Fans of the Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist can also add assets from the film (such as, clips, images and more!) to their Widget to show their love for the film, the cast or other aspects of the film!
Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist is a comedy about two people thrust together for one hilarious, sleepless night of adventure in a world of mix tapes, late-night living, and live, loud music. Nick (Michael Cera) frequents New York’s indie rock scene nursing a broken heart and a vague ability to play the bass. Norah (Kat Dennings) is questioning pretty much all of her assumptions about the world. Though they have nothing in common except for their taste in music, their chance encounter leads to an all-night quest to find a legendary band’s secret show and ends up becoming the first date in a romance that could change both their lives.