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Monday, May 31, 2010

[6.00/10] Youth in Revolt (2010)


Youth in Revolt (2010)

Miguel Arteta's "Youth In Revolt" tells the story of Nick Twisp, a sex-obsessed teen who falls hopelessly in love with Sheeni Saunders while on a family vacation. Sheeni is a beautiful, free spirited girl, but family, geography and jealous ex-lovers conspire to keep these two apart. Michael Cera break out of the shy, soft-spoken mold he's created for himself and venture into more challenging territory. This new role tests his range as an actor - the Nick Twisp character is similar to his normal acting style, however the character of Francois is like nothing we have seen before – a confident character, a type of character Cera has never played. Cera as Francois is very amusing to watch and it really works in the film. Newcomer Portia Doubleday is as flawless as she is adorable playing Cera's love interest; her future certainly looks bright. Jean Smart and Steve Buscemi nail their roles as his conceited parents. Ray Liotta, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Long are also great in their roles. "Youth In Revolt"'s not a sex comedy, it's something more than that. It's not trying to be funny all the time, mostly using subtle witty humor. Once Nick Twisp gets his alter ego, the movie gets very interesting. Despite having its flaws and areas in which it could have improved upon, "Youth In Revolt" ultimately prevails as another competent coming-of-age teen flick that is centred around the holiest of teenage sanctities: sexual intercourse. Film's biggest problem is that it feels a bit overlong, perhaps more a function of uneven pacing than the actual running time.

  • My Ratin: 6.00/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 69% (6.3/10)
  • IMDb: 6.9/10

2 comments:

Jaccstev said...

Can't wait to watch Cera's next film "Scott Pilgrim". The trailer is badass.. and I always enjoying Edgar Wright's works.

Nebular said...

"Scott Pilgrim vs. The World"' trailer was absolutely incredible. It blew my mind! Literally! :) It's my second most anticipated movie of 2010 along with "The Last Airbender"