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.