over 3 years
Nice to see Cera breaking out of type and his alter ego is hilarious.
4/10 very boing
Justin L. Clemons
almost 6 years
He did anything for his girl... Reckless indeed.
over 7 years
A sadly underrated film with many stellar, unexpected cameos.
over 7 years
A very bland and dry romance film that runs on absurdity.
Youth in Revolt is a 2009 film adaptation of C.D. Payne's epistolary novel of the same name starring Michael Cera.
Nick Twisp (Michael Cera), a shy, socially inept teenager, lives with his mom, Estelle (Jean Smart), and her boyfriend, Jerry (Zach Galifianakis), in Oakland, California. When Jerry owes money to a group of sailors, he takes Estelle and Nick to a trailer park in Clearlake. Nick meets Sheeni Saunders (Portia Doubleday) and despite Sheeni's boyfriend, Trent Preston (Jonathan Bradford Wright), they become romantically involved. Nick purchases a dog for Sheeni named Albert (after Albert Camus), but the dog rips up the family bible and Sheeni's parents (Mary Kay Place and M. Emmet Walsh) ban it from the house.
Jerry needs to return to Oakland and takes Estelle and Nick with him. Sheeni promises to arrange a job in Ukiah for Nick's father, George, while Nick will get his mother to kick him out so he can return to Sheeni.
Back at home, Nick creates an alter-ego named François...