paulisadroid
2 years ago1,000+ Views
Learning How to Make Friends with Nick and Norah
I -- generally -- hate leaving my house. I spent the past year trying to change that.
Let's get something straight, nothing like the above scene has ever happened to me in my life. And I'm too old to still want some weird indie-romance-stuff to happen to me.
But the important thing in this scene is that Nick (Michael Cera), went with it. I usually never go with anything. If he didn't, we wouldn't have the rest of the movie or the funny scenes between him and Norah (Kat Dennings).
The reason I like this movie so much isn't because of the "indie-romance" that's budding throughout the whole film. It's the spontaneity of the Nick and Norah. They are, sort of, thrust into this situation where they need to spend time together and they're enjoying themselves.
I can't remember the last time I did anything spontaneous. I like to tell people that I'm down for whatever but I can hardly make a decision without thinking about it for hours. I over-think and my over-thinking makes it a lot easier for me to stay in my house.
I've been trying to step out of my comfort zone these past couple of days and it feels really good. I never new how nervous I would get over meeting someone for a drink or a movie or dinner (I did all of these things this past weekend).
I've felt convinced my whole life that I should probably stay indoors because I couldn't think of any reason anyone else would want to hang out with me. Essentially, I was being a huge prick to myself and I wouldn't let myself say "yes" to things.
Like I said before, the last thing I'm looking for is a relationship. But I am constantly looking for new friends. And even though this film is all about Nick and Norah's romantic relationship, I really like the way their friendship blossoms throughout the movie.
Whenever I think about this movie (or see the DVD case sitting on my floor), I think about how I need to be more open to new opportunities instead of closing myself off to the rest of the world.
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@beywatch, now that I'm thinking about it I might have to get "too tired, too married" tattoo'd on me for no other reason that how much that resonates with me, hahaha
2 years ago·Reply
You could get it on your knuckles but TOOT IRED might look weird.
2 years ago·Reply
@beywatch OH MY GOD. But unfortunately my knuckles are reserved for MAMA SBOY
2 years ago·Reply
I like it. Two thumbs up.
2 years ago·Reply
@paulisaverage Exactly...even when I know that being spontaneous in some moment would mostly likely work out, I still always pause and deliberate! I told one of my coworkers this week that I hadn't decided yet if I was going to skip an event, which probably meant that I was going because I hadn't been able to decide not to go. Decisions made by being indecisive.
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