Where's Fluffy?

[Copyright laws prevented me from posting the whole song.]

I didn't bother to get the textbook for my Java class and considering the fact that I have a midterm this afternoon, I'm pretty much screwed. Thus, prompting a book/movie review for Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and killing more of my precious time :]

I finally got around to watching it last night. I had high expectations because I loved the book dearly but in my opinion, the movie fell short. While I enjoyed the soundtrack, especially Nick and Norah's Theme by Mark Mothersbaugh (Rugrats, ftw!), I didn't like the switch ups. I know it's unrealistic for a movie version to be exactly like the book, but c'mon. David Levithan and Rachel Cohn were geniuses and the movie producers should've tried a bit harder to portray the characters of Nick and Norah the way the authors did.

In the book, Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend to make his ex girlfriend jealous.
In the movie, Norah's the one that asks him to be her boyfriend to prove a point.
In the book, they make their way to a hotel in NY and are caught by an old couple and the woman winks at Norah.
In the movie, they went to Norah's dad's studio. And what the heck was up with the tape recorder?!

There are so many more differences, but like I said, it's unrealistic for a movie to be 100% true to the book.

One praise I have for the movie though, is the fact that they didn't leave out the Beatles' "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" part. That was the one part in the book that I absolutely loved. I mean, they could've conveyed it better, but I guess I'll take it.

‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand.’ First single. Fucking brilliant. Perhaps the most fucking brilliant song ever written. Because they nailed it. That’s what everyone wants. Not 24-7 hot wet sex. Not a marriage that lasts a hundred years. Not a Porsche or a blow job or a million-dollar crib. No. They wanna hold your hand. They have a feeling that they can’t hide.

Although I prefer the book, overall, I enjoyed the movie. It was cute and had a way of tugging on the heartstrings. At least it did for me :)

And now, I know I'm gonna have to re-read it once I'm finished with Paper Towns (which I'm loving so far, by the way!)


3 Responses to "Where's Fluffy?"

ishnamedkarl. said... January 23, 2009 at 6:48 PM

okay so... i noticed that you were following my blog and i realized that i wasn't following yours -__- haha

i was like dang this girl hasn't posted in yearsss, only to later discover that you werent on my feed. uberfail lol


GeOh said... January 26, 2009 at 2:03 PM

I liked the book better, but still enjoyed the movie.
And Paper towns, is the shizz.

SolShine7 said... February 25, 2009 at 11:27 PM

I didn't read the book but I enjoyed the movie aside from the gross humor. That gum storyline could have definitely been left out. Was that in the book?

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