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Youth in Revolt

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Michael Cera, Youth in Revolt
Bruce Birmelin

Youth in Revolt

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
90 minutes
Limited Release Date:
01/08/10
performer:
Michael Cera, Steve Buscemi, Ari Graynor, Justin Long, Jean Smart
director:
Miguel Arteta
distributor:
Dimension Films
author:
Gustin Nash
genre:
Drama, Comedy

We gave it a C+

STARRING Michael Cera, Portia Doubleday
WRITTEN BY Gustin Nash
DIRECTED BY Miguel Arteta

Michael Cera, Hollywood’s go-to guy for undersexed teen roles, is at it again in this adaptation of the 1995 cult-hit novel about an awkward high schooler who falls for a worldly girl (newcomer Portia Doubleday). But there’s a twist: he also plays Francois, the protagonist’s suave alter ego. For help, the actor went straight to the source material. “It was nice to turn to the book whenever I had a question about the characters,” he says. “They’re so vivid. It was right on the page.”