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Youth in Revolt (2010)



Critic Consensus: It may not entirely do its source material justice, but Miguel Arteta's Youth in Revolt is a fun, funny comic romp that lets Michael Cera stretch a little and introduces filmgoers to a major find in Portia Doubleday.

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Superbad's Michael Cera discovers a vacation romance in Youth in Revolt, a teen comedy from Charlie Bartlett's screenwriter, Gustin Nash, and director Miguel Arteta (Chuck & Buck). The film is an adaptation of C.D. Payne's first book in a series of best-selling satirical novels starring Nick Twisp, a sexually charged 14-year-old whose intelligence and hormones get him into all sorts of adventures. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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Michael Cera
as Nick Twisp/Francois
Portia Doubleday
as Sheeni Saunders
Adhir Kalyan
as Vijay Joshi
Jean Smart
as Estelle Twisp
Steve Buscemi
as George Twisp
Fred Willard
as Mr. Ferguson
Ray Liotta
as Lance Wescott
Justin Long
as Paul Saunders
Rooney Mara
as Taggarty
Jade Fusco
as Bernice Lynch
M. Emmet Walsh
as Mr. Saunders
Mary Kay Place
as Mrs. Saunders
Greg Anderson
as Sailor #1
Connell Brown
as Sailor #2
Randy Godwin
as Officer #1
Tony Fanning
as Officer #2
Francine Roussel
as Headmistress
Chuy Chávez
as Illegal Immigrant #1
Miguel Arteta
as Illegal Immigrant #2
Bruce Lawson
as Officer A. Fanning
Sudhi Rajagopal
as Officer T. Cahill
Roz Music
as Store Clerk
Christa B. Allen
as Teenage Girl
Trevor Duke
as Jock Guy
Joann Fregalette Jansen
as Sheeni Consultant
Arnaud Crowther
as French Student #1
Danielle Nicole Czirmer
as French Student #2
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Critic Reviews for Youth in Revolt

All Critics (172) | Top Critics (59)

But all the silliness reminds us that there is no age limit on expressing your confident inner vixen - especially in these uneasy times.

October 11, 2017 | Full Review…

The movie doesn't pack the same punch as the book, but still manages to create a wildly entertaining blend of teen love, awkwardness and vulgarity.

September 13, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

[Its] classic cinema shoutouts and gaggle of off-kilter characters feel like retreads.

June 23, 2010 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

It's chaotic and episodic, but this is Cera's star turn. Superbad meets Fight Club? That'll do it.

February 5, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The tone throughout is moderately quirky rather than full-on teen-flick vulgarian, bolstered by indie-cred cameos.

February 5, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

In a wickedly witty dual role in the funniest teen flick in a long time, Cera finally seems to loosen up and have some fun.

February 5, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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Daniel J DeMersseman
Daniel J DeMersseman

Super Reviewer

Milquetoast Michael Cera as a pencil-mustache-sportin' evil alter ego is entertaining enough, but the rest of the boy-ruins-his-life-for-a-girl story is pretty banal and quite tame surprisingly. Portia Doubleday as Sheeni isn't much of a siren either, but Rooney Mara looks satisfyingly hot and mean. The part with Adhir Kalyan from "Rules of Engagement" in his skivvies is funny.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

A cracking indy coming of age movie with the ever so funny Michael Cera. Really did not no what i was going to get here but it turns out to been a very funny and surreal comedy.Its when Cera French auter ego takes over that Cera really shines. All surrporting cast are so good with justin long adding a little fun too. This is a pleasant surprise and worth checking out.There are many laughs to have here.

Brian De Guelle
Brian De Guelle

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