Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist looks awesome
For those of you — those loyal Movie Chutzpah readers out there — that have been keeping up with my blog since the beginning, you’ll remember my rant about the Hollywood comedic genius of the moment, Michael Cera. In said rant, I acknowledged that, yes, Cera’s pretty funny, but he seems to have been tight-casted into that super-awkward kid role.
I wrote about how people might eventually grow tired of his same-old-same-old, and if he doesn’t at least attempt to change it up once in a while (kind of like Jim Carrey), he may end up becoming the flavor of last week (like Will Ferrell circa “Semi-Pro”). I really don’t want to see Cera fall victim to that fate. I think he’s one of young Hollywood’s bright talents, and his potential for stardom is through the roof. But, then again, he can’t keep playing the same role over and over again.
Well, the trailer for Cera’s new movie (in which he plays, you guessed it, a super-awkward kid), but here’s the thing: I don’t think anyone’s going to get tired of his schtick just yet — from the clip, this movie looks really, really good. Don’t take my word for it; Check it out for yourself below:
First of all, forget Cera’s predictable behavior. This movie actually looks like quite a gamble. I love when movies take worn-out genres — in this case, the romantic comedy — and turn said genre on its side to create something new and exciting. This looks different. Fresh. Not in the same vein as “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” but definitely based on the same idea; Something better, more creative must exist, as fas as rom-coms go. Of course, it will have some of the same elements as a typical Hollywood rom-com, but so did “Eternal Sunshine.” The point is, the idea and (hopefully) the ultimate delivery is presented in such a way that the flick is distinctly different than anything else out right now.
Also, check out the tunes, man. We Are Scientists provide the main track in the trailer? Hell, yes! I know it’s not necessarily the case, but a good soundtrack usually belongs to a good movie, so that also give me home this film will be good.
So, as far as my rant goes, I’m going to lay off Cera for a while. At least until he makes a bad movie, or a movie in which his little awkward-thing doesn’t work well.
sidenote: I think this might be the first Cera-related internet post that didn’t mention “Superbad” once. Maybe he’s starting to work his way out of the shadow of that hilarious picture.