I didn't find it to be pretentious, just that it had too obvious markers of indie-ness. They both like The Smiths! He has the cover of Psychocandy on his bedroom wall in junior high! She has a Belle and Sebastian quote in her high school yearbook! They bond over mutual appreciation for the Knight Rider theme at a karaoke night! You'd prefer if they discussed people who thought U2 was the height of musical accomplishment and worshiped Oprah?