We just watched Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist. It was good, but I expected more. It’s definitely the weakest of the Michael Cera films I’ve seen. The redeeming qualities in the movie were New York City, and the soundtrack. All indie films these days have a good soundtrack, but this one focussed on the music.
The entire movie was shot within a 10 minute walk of my apartment in New York. I’m not even joking. I’m surprised I never saw them filming. Every landmark they hit, every music venue (except 1) was right next to my old apartment. All the scenes where they are driving were the streets I walked through everyday. I recognized many random stores and restaurants. Seen in the movie (and I’ve been to every single one of these places):
Union Pool (Brooklyn, not near me)
Mercury Lounge (I saw Bishop Allen play here, as did they in the movie)
St Marks Place
Crash Mansion (horrible place)
Astor Place cube
The movie really made me miss New York a lot. I love that city so much. The way I fit in in New York City, how I knew my way around, the places I went to, all the things I did…It was a perfect fit, and I did it all. I love San Francisco as well, but I don’t think any city will ever match New York for me.
One of the bands featured in the movie was The Submarines, which is a group I’ve recently been listening to a ton.
Xavia by The Submarines