Youth in Revolt (2010)



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.

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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
R (for sexual content, language and drug use)
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Michael Cera
as Nick Twisp/Francois
Portia Doubleday
as Sheeni Saunders
Adhir Kalyan
as Vijay Joshi
Jean Smart
as Estelle Twisp
Steve Buscemi
as George Twisp
Fred Willard
as Mr. Ferguson
Ari Graynor
as Lacey
Ray Liotta
as Lance Wescott
Justin Long
as Paul Saunders
Rooney Mara
as Taggarty
Jade Fusco
as Bernice Lynch
Lise Lacasse
as Matron
Lisa Lacasse
as Matron
M. Emmet Walsh
as Mr. Saunders
Mary Kay Place
as Mrs. Saunders
Greg Anderson
as Sailor #1
Connell Brown
as Sailor #2
Randy Godwin
as Officer #1
Tony Fanning
as Officer #2
Oscar the Dog
as Albert
Francine Roussel
as Headmistress
Chuy Chávez
as Illegal Immigrant #1
Miguel Arteta
as Illegal Immigrant #2
Bruce Lawson
as Officer A. Fanning
Sudhi Rajagopal
as Officer T. Cahill
Christa B. Allen
as Teenage Girl
Trevor Duke
as Jock Guy
Arnaud Crowther
as French Student #1
Danielle Nicole Czirmer
as French Student #2
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Critic Reviews for Youth in Revolt

All Critics (164) | Top Critics (38)

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

I love this new breed of dirty movie. It goes beyond leering, beyond sexism, to the core tension of a culture that ricochets between Puritanism and promiscuity. And it has in Michael Cera a sterling mascot.

Full Review… | January 11, 2010
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

A clever and often riotous burst of cynicism that pushes, let's face it, some pretty questionable ideas.

Full Review… | January 8, 2010
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Cera may be trapped in his unchanging persona, but no more than this picture is walled in by its sitcom conventions.

Full Review… | January 8, 2010
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Youth in Revolt is a teen fantasy filled with lust, imagination, frustration and lots of laughs, artfully made and superbly played.

Full Review… | January 8, 2010
Detroit News
Top Critic

A sweet and slight and often charming coming-of-age tale.

January 8, 2010
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Youth in Revolt



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.

Alice Shen
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.

Brian De Guelle
Brian De Guelle

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