Youth in Revolt


Youth in Revolt

Critics 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.



Reviews Counted: 170

liked it

Audience Score

User Ratings: 114,620


All Critics | Top Critics
Average Rating: N/A
Reviews Count: 0
Fresh: 0
Rotten: 0


Average Rating: 3.2/5

You may have noticed some of the recent changes we have made. To read more about what we’ve been working on behind the scenes, please check out our new RT Product Blog here.

Want to See

Add Rating
My Rating    

Youth in Revolt Photos

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

Watch it now


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
Ray Liotta
as Lance Wescott
Justin Long
as Paul Saunders
Rooney Mara
as Taggarty
Jade Fusco
as Bernice Lynch
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
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
Roz Music
as Store Clerk
Christa B. Allen
as Teenage Girl
Trevor Duke
as Jock Guy
Joann Fregalette Jansen
as Sheeni Consultant
Arnaud Crowther
as French Student #1
Danielle Nicole Czirmer
as French Student #2
View All

News & Interviews for Youth in Revolt

Critic Reviews for Youth in Revolt

All Critics (170) | Top Critics (39)

Audience Reviews for Youth in Revolt


Daniel J DeMersseman
Daniel J DeMersseman

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

Super Reviewer

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

John Manard
John Manard

Super Reviewer

Youth in Revolt Quotes

News & Features