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    It’s a story that’s been done before.

    It’s days from a bunch of youngsters’ rites of passage – in this case, graduating high school and going to college – and they spend the whole movie trying to capture last moments of reckless irresponsibility.

    “”Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”” rewrites this script, but this time it’s deeply entrenched in New York hipness. The loveable Michael Cera seems quite popular these days, as well as typecast. But one must give the film credit for a damned good soundtrack featuring indie hit-makers like Vampire Weekend.

    Nick (Michael Cera) worships his girlfriend, Tris (Alexis Dziena), who broke up with him on his birthday. What a bitch.

    Nick is far from over her. His bandmates try to shake the Sad Sally out of him by taking him to Manhattan for a gig. Secretly, they plan on finding him the perfect lady.

    Enter the eponymous Norah (Kat Dennings), who is thrown together with Nick through a series of events where one can only deem that fate meant for them to spend the evening together.

    Much of the evening is spent playing hide-and-seek in the five boroughs while trying to locate Norah’s friend Caroline (Ali Graynor).

    Across town from one misadventure to the next, everyone but Nick seems to think he and Norah go together like Jenny Lewis and the Watson twins.

    Which raises the question of all teen films: Will these two crazy kids ever get together?

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