MUSICAL SOULMATE

NICK AND NORAH’S INFINITE PLAYLIST (2008)
– 4 out of 5 stars

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist is about two individuals who meet while finding a secret show for their favourite band, “Where’s Fluffy?”. Nick is nursing his broken heart after being dumped and cheated on by Tris, and he burns mixtapes (up to volume 12) for her one month after even though she has started dating around. Norah goes to the same school as Tris and frequently picks up the mixtapes Tris dumps. When they hear about their favourite band, Where’s Fluffy, having a secret show, they stay up all night to find it and their paths cross. Nick’s friends see the potential in Norah and matchmakes them together, while helping her to send her extremely-drunk buddy Caroline back home.

The whole movie is just about that magical night of how Nick and Norah get to know each other better and find their musical soulmates. It’s extremely hilarious especially with Nick and his Yugo (that yellow car in the poster). His “this is not a cab”, “this is not a toy” defenses against his Yugo is so funny! Caroline’s drunken escapade is another funny thing, especially the mini story of their disgusting piece of chewing gum. Nick’s gay friends are so cool! Especially Lethario who headbutts Tal at the end of the film. Yay, indie music rocks!

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IT WON’T BE SOON BEFORE LONG

JUNO (2007)
– 4 and a half out of 5 stars

I think it’s one of the best films I’ve seen this year. No pretense – a very real and great script and acting too!

It all started with the chair and ended with one (watch the movie and you’ll know). Juno (Ellen Page) becomes pregnant and decides to give the baby up for adoption since she’s only 16 and is ill-equipped to care for the baby. She finds her prospective adoptive parents in the ads and meets Mark and Vanessa (Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner). And as the tagline goes, this is a comedy about growing up and the little bumps along the way. I’m so glad Juno got together with Bleeker (Michael Cera). They may not be the typical couple, but they are like so sweet together – especially towards the ending! Jennifer Garner acts really well, I mean, you can see how desperate she was to be a mother and how she was willing to sacrifice anything for it. Just seeing her touch Juno’s belly can make you cry. Oh, according to Jason Bateman, the reason you should watch Juno is not the heartwarming story behind it but because of the high-cut yellow shorts Michael has on!

Here’s the song Juno and Bleeker sang at the ending.

Anyone Else But You (originally performed by The Moldy Peaches)

Juno:
You’re a part time lover and a full time friend
The monkey on your back is the latest trend

Bleeker:
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

I kiss you on the brain in the shadow of a train
I kiss you all starry eyed, my body’s swinging from side to side
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Juno:
Here is the church and here is the steeple
We sure are cute for two ugly people
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Bleeker:
The pebbles forgive me, the trees forgive me
So why can’t, you forgive me?
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Juno:
I will find my nitch in your car
With my mp3 DVD rumple-packed guitar
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Both:
Du du du du du du dudu
Du du du du du du dudu
Du du du du du du dudu du

Juno:
Up up down down left right left right B A start
Just because we use cheats doesn’t mean we’re not smart
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Bleeker:
You are always trying to keep it real
I’m in love with how you feel
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Juno:
We both have shiny happy fits of rage
You want more fans, I want more stage
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Bleeker:
Don Quixote was a steel driving man
My name is Adam I’m your biggest fan
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Juno:
Squinched up your face and did a dance
You shook a little turd out of the bottom of your pants
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Both:
Du du du du du du dudu
Du du du du du du dudu
Du du du du du du dudu du
But you

ONE MILLION TOOTHPASTES

SUPERBAD (2007)
– 4 out of 5 stars

Caught Superbad yesterday and it’s great!

Produced by those who brought you Knocked Up, it’s the same kind of crude humour and not-so-handsome boys with a real story behind it. The best friends – Seth and Evan – are leaving high school to go to college and the bad thing is that they are going to different colleges. In order to make themselves look like the coolest guys in school, they plan to get booze for the party and try to get their dream girls. But who knows what can happen in one day when they have got “McLovin” for a friend, meet two crazy cops and one night of hilarious happenings?? Though it’s filled with rude language and a bit of nudity, it’s essentially about the two best friends who are afraid for their future without each other.