Youth in Revolt Reviews

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November 30, 2020
As if written specifically for Cera, the dialogue and screenplay are particularly seductive, enticing with bitingly sarcastic poetry and linguistically adept observations.
September 27, 2020
Merely a decent film.
November 13, 2018
All in all, Youth in Revolt is quite simply an unremarkable film.
August 13, 2018
A funny, if hardly revolutionary, new entry in the teen sex comedy genre.
October 11, 2017
But all the silliness reminds us that there is no age limit on expressing your confident inner vixen - especially in these uneasy times.
October 7, 2015
Miguel Arteta furnishes the film with fantasy sequences - such as one involving stop-motion miniature models - that are more contrived than inspired.
September 17, 2012
An uneven story and crass comedy could leave viewers revolted.
April 21, 2012
November 18, 2011
August 15, 2011
Michael Cera adopts a mischievous alter ego in an attempt to reunite with his dream girl in a familiarly peculiar story.
April 4, 2011
February 3, 2011
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.
January 3, 2011
December 30, 2010
Nick Twisp is no Scott Pilgrim, but this is another witty ensemble comedy that successfully reinvigorates that most benighted of genres, the teen film.
December 19, 2010
Story of "bad-boy" teen is funny, but also rough and raw.
September 13, 2010
The movie doesn't pack the same punch as the book, but still manages to create a wildly entertaining blend of teen love, awkwardness and vulgarity.
August 17, 2010
Arteta's faithfulness to Payne's text, themes and visions never gel as a wholly satisfying film.
July 25, 2010
...an engaging and faithful adaptation of Payne's admittedly superior novel.
July 3, 2010
Michael Cera goes to the sweet-tempered high school persona well once (or twice) too often with, sigh, Nick Twisp, who lives in hormonal agony with his sex-obsessed divorced mother (Jean Smart) and her nasty boyfriend.
June 23, 2010
[Its] classic cinema shoutouts and gaggle of off-kilter characters feel like retreads.
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