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Youth in Revolt (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  8 January 2010 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Twisp
Paul Saunders
Lise Lacasse ...


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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The revolution begins January 8 See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

8 January 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La chica de mis sueños  »

Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,888,334 (USA) (8 January 2010)


$15,281,286 (USA) (19 March 2010)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Nick does mushrooms. In "Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus" Michael Cera's character does San Pedro. Both are hallucinogens. See more »


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 »


Nick Twisp and Francois Dillinger: I'll only ask once that you and your adorable sweater step away from the door.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits an animated segment shows what happened following Nick's arrest. See more »


What's Up Fatlip
Written by Fatlip (as Derrick Stewart)
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User Reviews

Simply funny and smart
19 August 2010 | by (Macedonia) – See all my reviews

It's a good thing that comedies are slowly coming out of the stereotypes like cliché characters, fake emotions and boring all happy too long meaningless endings. Don't be fooled that this is movie for teens only; there is lot more here going on.

Great transformation by Michael Cera, well developed main and supporting characters and very funny appearances by excellent and proved actors. The story is simple but goes through many changes in it making it unique in its genre, successfully escaping the traps set by the movies that have already told this story. This movie like the previous ones has hilarious situations and that is the only resemblance, but apart from them it has developed romance, real emotions, smart and funny dialogs and is more mature.

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