Based on C.D. Payne’s hit novel of the same name, Youth in Revolt is the story of Nick Twisp (Michael Cera) changing his life to win the love of Sheeni Saunders (Portia Doubleday). Cera is well known for his rolls in Superbad, Juno, and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. His co-star love-interest Doubleday is new on the scene, but looks very promising. Youth in Revolt has acquired an all-star supporting cast as well including: Steve Buscemi as Nick’s father, Ray Liotta, Justin Long, Jean Smart, and Zach Galifianakis who was a big hit in 2009’s The Hangover.
Youth in Revolt is a tale of love, drama, and comedy. Twisp sees everyone around him in relationships and more importantly making love. He meets Sheeni and through many failed attempts at seducing her, decides that he must create an alternate persona for himself that can do and be all the things that he can’t. This new persona is older, contemptuous of authority, and irresistible to women. Youth in Revolt seems to continue Cera’s comedic style of awkward situations and quick witted commentary.
Youth in Revolt is rated R for sexual content, language and drug use. It has a run time of ninety minutes and will be released on January 8th, 2010. This movie has great potential to be a hilarious start to the new year with another adult comedy performance.
Rating: R for sexual content, language and drug use.
Runtime: Approx. 90 min
Starring: Michael Cera, Portia Doubleday, Jean Smart, Mary Kay Plac
Directed By: Miguel Arteta