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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.

Director:

Miguel Arteta

Writers:

Gustin Nash (screenplay), C.D. Payne (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Cera ... Nick Twisp / Francois
Portia Doubleday ... Sheeni Saunders
Jean Smart ... Estelle Twisp
Zach Galifianakis ... Jerry
Erik Knudsen ... Lefty
Adhir Kalyan ... Vijay Joshi
Steve Buscemi ... George Twisp
Fred Willard ... Mr. Ferguson
Ari Graynor ... Lacey
Ray Liotta ... Lance Wescott
Justin Long ... Paul Saunders
Rooney Mara ... Taggarty
Jade Fusco ... Bernice Lynch
Lise Lacasse Lise Lacasse ... Matron
M. Emmet Walsh ... Mr. Saunders
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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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The revolution begins January 8 See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael Cera and Erik Knudsen (Lefty) were also in "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" (2010) together. 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

Jerry: [after seeing a car in his living room] Shit on a godamn dick!
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits an animated segment shows Nick, his mom and Jerry on their way to their holiday home. See more »

Connections

References Soul Men (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Light of Love
Written by Eric Johnson (as Eric Ernest Johnson) and Margaret Yen
Performed by Fleshpot
Courtesy of Mamo Records
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Nice, intelligent comedy
24 March 2013 | by canadian58See all my reviews

Michael Cera is a great actor, and this movie is no different. Youth in Revolt is more subtle than you would think, given the title and premise.

Nick is a 16 year old with not many friends, a screwed up family, and worst of all, he is a virgin. Upon meeting Sheeni, he falls in love with her instantly, and will do anything to be with her. This involves creating an alter ego, and becoming an outlaw.

My only real complaint is that it seemed to me that they put just enough F-words in this to get it rated R. The swearing could have been cut down to make this PG-13, to appeal to a broader audience.

This is a simple teen comedy, but adults will like it too, it's very well written with a good plot, good actors that fit their characters, and plenty of laughs. Check it out, you won't regret it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

8 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,888,334, 10 January 2010

Gross USA:

$15,281,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,651,093
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