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Rated R · 90 minutes · 2010
Michael Cera gets to cut loose a bit as Nick Twisp and Francois Dillinger in this deranged teen romance based on the C.D. Payne novel. Nick is a shy, nebbish kid who must go off to a trailer park for the summer when his mother’s boyfriend (Zach Galifianakis) gets threatened by angry sailors. There, he meets Sheeni (Portia Doubleday), instantly falls in love, and creates an alter ego (Francois) to perform dirty deeds. The film is at its best when Cera’s Francois is onscreen, mainly because it’s cool to see Cera doing something different. This is one of those movies in which the really funny stuff was in the previews, although the remainder of the film is good enough for a look-see. This isn’t amazing, but it’s pretty good for an early-year release.
Official Site: www.youthinrevolt-themovie.com
Director: Miguel Arteta
Producer: David Permut, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein and Nan Morales
Cast: Michael Cera, Portia Doubleday, Jean Smart, Steve Buscemi, Zach Galifianakis, Ray Liotta, Ari Graynor, Justin Long, Fred Willard, Mary Place, Jonathan Wright, Christa B. Allen, Adhir Kalyan and Rooney Mara

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Portland Mercury Nerd Gone Wild Youth in Revolt's devotion to its source material results in a sharp, funny tone and a too-muddled plot. by Alison Hallett 01/07/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Daybreakers, Leap Year, The Young Victoria, Youth in Revolt and more. 01/07/2010
The Coast Halifax Youth in Revolt not rebellious enough Michael Cera playing an arrogant ladies' man gives an otherwise flimsy movie its comedic pulse. by Mark Palermo 01/28/2010

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