Released Year: 2009
Runtime: 90 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Directors: Miguel Arteta
Writers: Gustin Nash, C.D. Payne
Casts: Michael Cera, Portia Doubleday, Jean Smart, Zach Galifianakis, Erik Knudsen, Adhir Kalyan, Steve Buscemi, Fred Willard, Ari Graynor, Ray Liotta, Justin Long, Rooney Mara, Jade Fusco, Lise Lacasse, M. Emmet Walsh
IMDB: Youth in Revolt (2009) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 6.5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.3
New York Post -
An improbable but hilarious combine of losin'-it comedies and the rarefied, Europhile air of the Cinema du Twee.
San Francisco Chronicle -
A clever and often riotous burst of cynicism that pushes some pretty questionable ideas.
Philadelphia Inquirer -
Some tacky animated sequences notwithstanding, Youth in Revolt is smart, cool and frequently hysterical.
Chicago Sun-Times -
One of the secrets of Youth in Revolt is that Nick seems bewildered by his own desires and strategies. He knows how he feels, he knows what he wants, but he'd need a map to get from A to B. It's his self-abasing modesty that makes the movie work. Here, you feel, is a movie character who would find more peace on the radio.
Youth in Revolt (2009)
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?