Youth in Revolt (2010)

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Critic Consensus: It may not entirely do its source material justice, but Miguel Arteta's Youth in Revolt is a fun, funny comic romp that lets Michael Cera stretch a little and introduces filmgoers to a major find in Portia Doubleday.


Movie Info

Superbad's Michael Cera discovers a vacation romance in Youth in Revolt, a teen comedy from Charlie Bartlett's screenwriter, Gustin Nash, and director Miguel Arteta (Chuck & Buck). The film is an adaptation of C.D. Payne's first book in a series of best-selling satirical novels starring Nick Twisp, a sexually charged 14-year-old whose intelligence and hormones get him into all sorts of adventures. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Rating: R (for sexual content, language and drug use)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Gustin Nash
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 15, 2010
Box Office: $15.2M
Runtime:
The Weinstein Company - Official Site

Cast


as Nick Twisp/Francois

as Sheeni Saunders

as Vijay Joshi

as Estelle Twisp

as George Twisp

as Mr. Ferguson

as Lance Wescott

as Paul Saunders

as Taggarty

as Bernice Lynch

as Mr. Saunders

as Mrs. Saunders

as Sailor #1

as Sailor #2

as Officer #1

as Officer #2

as Headmistress

as Illegal Immigrant #1

as Illegal Immigrant #2

as Officer A. Fanning

as Officer T. Cahill

as Store Clerk

as Teenage Girl

as Jock Guy

as Sheeni Consultant

as French Student #1

as French Student #2
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Critic Reviews for Youth in Revolt

All Critics (163) | Top Critics (37)

The tone throughout is moderately quirky rather than full-on teen-flick vulgarian, bolstered by indie-cred cameos.

Full Review… | February 5, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

An uneven story and crass comedy could leave viewers revolted.

Full Review… | September 17, 2012
Big Hollywood

Michael Cera adopts a mischievous alter ego in an attempt to reunite with his dream girl in a familiarly peculiar story.

Full Review… | August 15, 2011
Film Journal International

Playing on feelings and impulses that I'm sure we all relate to, a witty and playful portrait of teen love emerges out of a less exciting teen comedy.

Full Review… | February 3, 2011
What Culture

Nick Twisp is no Scott Pilgrim, but this is another witty ensemble comedy that successfully reinvigorates that most benighted of genres, the teen film.

Full Review… | December 30, 2010
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Story of "bad-boy" teen is funny, but also rough and raw.

Full Review… | December 19, 2010
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Youth in Revolt

A dark satirical comedy. it took me a little bit to warm up to it but once I did I really enjoyed it.

jmanard52
John Manard

Super Reviewer

Milquetoast Michael Cera as a pencil-mustache-sportin' evil alter ego is entertaining enough, but the rest of the boy-ruins-his-life-for-a-girl story is pretty banal and quite tame surprisingly. Portia Doubleday as Sheeni isn't much of a siren either, but Rooney Mara looks satisfyingly hot and mean. The part with Adhir Kalyan from "Rules of Engagement" in his skivvies is funny.

aliceinpunderland
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

A cracking indy coming of age movie with the ever so funny Michael Cera. Really did not no what i was going to get here but it turns out to been a very funny and surreal comedy.Its when Cera French auter ego takes over that Cera really shines. All surrporting cast are so good with justin long adding a little fun too.
This is a pleasant surprise and worth checking out.There are many laughs to have here.

briandeguelle
Brian De Guelle

Super Reviewer

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