In Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Michael Cera strives to make a more personable, realistic character. For once, he just plays a nice, normal guy. Not a guy in love with his cousin, and not a teenaged daddy. Just a guy who is hung up on a former flame. He makes her mix CD's in hopes that she'll regret leaving him.
Then, he meets Kat Dennings' character by chance, and it turns out they have the same interests in music and life. Along the way, the main problem is whether or not Cera's former girl will become too jealous to stand seeing Kat fall for Michael. Nick and Norah speaks to the iGeneration (Or Generation NeXt, whatever you want to call it) better than any movie has - without being loud, obnoxious or overly vulgar. And that's definitely something to applaud.