Youth in Revolt

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While his trailer trash parents teeter on the edge of divorce, nick twisp sets his sights on dream girl sheeni saunders, hoping that she'll be the one to take away his virginity.

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Studio Sony
SKU 215378594
UPC 043396351264
UPC 14 00043396351264
Format DVD
Release Date 1/17/2012
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
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ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Michael Cera is not a sissy. It's more like he's unusual... diffident. Laid-back to a point approaching the horizontal. Yet he yearns. He's so filled with desire, it slops over. I speak not of the real Cera, unknown to me, but of the persona he has perfected in such movies as Superbad, Juno, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and most recently, Paper Heart...That was the comedy that pretended to be a documentary about his romance with Charlyne Yi, which was also going on in real life. That made for some ambivalent scenes, particularly since Yi herself is so far laid-back, the two could star in a movie based on Flatland...Cera's style lends itself to one note, and the movie wisely gives him another character to play, an imaginary alter ego named Francois Dillinger, inspired by Jean-Paul Belmondo. Of course Nick would know who Belmondo is. I'd believe him even if he were inspired by Jean Gabin. In this role, he has a mustache and smokes, but true to character, his mustache is wispy, and he always smokes like it's his first cigarette...It's often observed that comedy never works if an actor signals that he's just said something funny. I don't know if Michael Cera can do that. It requires such bold assertion. You'd get suicidal trying to get him to laugh at a joke. This passiveness is why he's funnier than Jack Black, for example, in their movie Year One. 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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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle ...a clever and often riotous burst of cynicism that pushes some pretty questionable ideas.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone ...Michael Cera in his best performance yet...

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