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While his trailer trash parents teeter on the edge of divorce, Nick Twisp sets his sights on dream girl Sheeni Saunders, hoping that she'll be the one to take away his virginity.

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At 16, Nick Twisp is wry about his teen funk: he lives in Oakland with his sex-addled mother; his father's child support is her meal ticket. While camping in Ukiah, Nick meets Sheeni: for him, it's love at first sight. Nick has to figure out how to get his father a job in Ukiah, then how to get sent to live with his father, then how to get close to Sheeni, whose religious parents may want her sent away from temptation to a boarding school. There's also Sheeni's all-American boyfriend to contend with. Overwhelmed by the challenges, Nick's about to give up when he conjures an alter ego who whispers revolt into his ear. Nick is not altogether hapless, but can this end well? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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He Wasn't a Rebel Until He Found His Cause. See more »

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Rated R for sexual content, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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La chica de mis sueños  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£743,932 (UK) (5 February 2010)

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$15,281,286 (USA) (19 March 2010)
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Nick Twisp's eyes are brown. Francois Dillinger's eyes are light blue. See more »

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When Nick is stealing the BMW, his father kicks the window with his foot leaving two footprints on it. After a couple of scenes the marks have moved upwards from their first location. See more »

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Sheeni Saunders: Would you mind applying this to my exposed areas? Hmmm, get turned on easily? Don't stop, Nick. It's only natural. For all the world knows, my vagina could be moist with desire as we speak.
Nick Twisp and Francois Dillinger: Is it?
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During the credits an animated segment shows what happened following Nick's arrest. See more »

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References The Longshots (2008) See more »

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T'Ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)
Written by Sy Oliver and James Young (as Trummy Young)
Performed by Fun Boy Three and Bananarama
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Enjoyable but In Some Aspects Cumbersome
9 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed this film, laughed throughout in fact, but as a whole I have to be critical. Including in comparison to other films similar to its nature and when it comes to films involving teens and sex, there are many to choose from. It's been a done a million times, so it's nice to see refreshing and moderately realistic scenario and character interaction, like that of "Superbad" or "Juno". The cast, for one thing is damn amazing. There are many excellent actors, like Steve Buscemi and Ray Liotta, both did wonderfully. Zack Galifianakis and Justin Long were very well into their characters and I loved them on screen. "I've seen you..in a past life." A lot of the characters are pretty memorable, an aspect I enjoyed. I enjoyed seeing the character interaction which is the key to film-making at the base of it all. But Michael Cera as the awkward-nobody is beyond overdone. Sorry, but at this point I've seen too many times. Only when he's donning the Francois persona do I admire his performance and really embrace him as a character.

Not to mention the whole plot a glance makes his character seem rather pathetic really. He steals cars, travels hundreds of miles, sabotages the girl's education, among many other ridiculous things all for one girl who half the time doesn't really seem to care about him that much. It's a love story I just can't connect despite my attempts to. So check this one out for some crude laughs but not a masterpiece by any means.

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