By EW Staff
Updated January 06, 2010 at 05:00 AM EST
Bruce Birmelin

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.”