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Youth in Revolt (2009)

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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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Storyline

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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Every "Revolution" Needs A Leader See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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8 January 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La chica de mis sueños  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

Michael Cera, Ari Graynor and Jonathan B. Wright starred together before in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008). See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Nick is writing a letter to Bernice, he writes right to left, not left to right, and he positions his hand in a way very common to left-handed people (with his wrist above the writing, so as not to smudge what he's already written with his hand). See more »

Quotes

Estelle Twisp: I need that child support money to eat.
Nick Twisp and Francois Dillinger: Shouldn't you need that child support money to support your child?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Superhero Movie (2008) See more »

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Midnight Rendezvous
Written and Performed by Anthony Mawer
Courtesy of Kid Gloves Records
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Not Awesome. Not Awful. Just Average..
20 September 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is defiantly an "offbeat" comedy. The humour is mixed throughout as though trying to please all audiences, combining cliché "teen movie" jokes with references to obscure films and literature, most likely lost on the average "American Pie" fan. The Tone is unbalanced and the narrative goes all over the place but I suppose that is the point. Acting is well delivered from all, with Cera playing the same socially awkward, insecure guy as usual (but what's wrong with that, he's the right actor for the role)

In short: The story is predictable but that's to be expected. The dialogue between the two leads is interesting and enjoyable. Music works excellently throughout, fitting of each scene. Colour is used well. Cinematography is fine (the scene where the two meet is clichéd but always nice to see.) 5/10. Strong first act, but the rest of the film failed to sustain that level. Worth viewing at least once for fans of the Cera and/or the genre.


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