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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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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 »

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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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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Justin Long plays Portia Doubleday's (Sheeni) older brother in this film. In real life he dated her older sister Kaitlin Doubleday. The two also played a couple in the Waiting... (2005). See more »

Goofs

The word 'acquaintance' is spelled incorrectly on the lower 3rd when Trent is being interviewed on TV See more »

Quotes

Nick Twisp and Francois Dillinger: Officer Lance Wescott please... one moment
Nick Twisp and Francois Dillinger: Hey asshole, it's me.
Lance Wescott: Nick you little shit, you know you're going to jail right?
Nick Twisp and Francois Dillinger: Thanks fucko, I'm calling to make it easy for you, I'll be at Hazel park in one hour, round up your donut dipping friends, I'm turning myself in, fuck you.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Grease (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Ça Pourrait Changer (Don't You Ever Change Your Mind)
Written by Bob Barratt
Performed by Brigitte Bardot
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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