Year One (2009)

The devolution of comedy…

On paper, it must have looked like a hit. Directed by the legendary Harold Ramis (Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day), produced by modern comedy wunderkind Judd Apatow (Knocked Up) and starring box office golden boys Jack Black (School of Rock) and Michael Cera (Superbad) – along with a host of familiar genre faces – Year One has enough talent behind it to fuel a blockbuster. Throw in a simple story of the adventures of two primitive hunter-gatherers that seemingly leaves plenty of room for Black and Cera to clown around, and you’ve got the formula for a comedy classic, right?

Oh, so wrong.

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Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (DVD)

The city that never sleeps…

High school student Nick (Michael Cera) is having a hard time coming to terms with the fact that he has been dumped by his girlfriend. In an effort to get him out of his funk, his friends drag him into New York City in search of a secret gig by their favourite band, Where’s Fluffy? A chance meeting with Norah (Kat Dennings) and her extremely drunk friend Caroline (Ari Graynor) leads to a night of kidnapping, musical mayhem and falling in love.

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