Youth in Revolt

Youth in Revolt

Youth in Revolt

This is the tale of 14-year-old Nick Twisp (the eternally geeky Michael Cera) and his quest to win the heart of Sheeni Saunders (newcomer Portia Doubleday) and hopefully lose his virginity along the way. Only problem is that she's not excited by his nerdiness, so he invents a dangerous alter-ego by the name of Francois Dillinger. Based on C.D. Payne’s cult-hit novel of the same name.

2010USA
ComedyRomance
Director:
Miguel Arteta ('The Good Girl', 'Chuck & Buck', TV's 'Ugly Betty', 'Six Feet Under')
Writer:
Gustin Nash
Cast:
Michael CeraPortia DoubledayJustin LongSteve BuscemiRay LiottaZach Galifianakis

Youth in Revolt / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Cera and his gifted comic co-stars elevate the mediocre source material into a semi-iconic coming-of-age story.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

It's a bitch telling a coming-of-age story minus clichés and sappiness. So Youth in Revolt, with Michael Cera in his best performance yet, is a small miracle.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

One of the secrets of Youth in Revolt is that Nick seems bewildered by his own desires and strategies. He knows how he feels, he knows what he wants, but he'd need a map to get from A to B. It's his self-abasing modesty that makes the movie work. Here, you feel, is a movie character who would find more peace on the radio.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The collision of adolescent hormones and parental folly, hardly new cinematic territory, gets a bracing absurdist slant in Youth in Revolt.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

It’s chaotic and episodic, but this is Cera’s star turn. Superbad meets Fight Club? That’ll do it.

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