In this 2009 Michael Cera comedy, Nick Twisp sets his sights on dream girl Sheeni Saunders, hoping that she’ll be the one to take away his virginity. What Youth In Revolt tries to achieve, and what it actually does, are two really different things. The film struggles to find any decent stretch of comedy, or fun, and we are left we a really dull movie that not even a rather talented cast can save.
Youth In Revolt tries to put a spin on the age old plot of a young man, trying to lose his virginity. How many times can we do this plot till enough is enough? Will there ever be a better movie for this niche than Porkys, Risky Business or American Pie? Probably not, but Youth In Revolt doesn’t even bring a hint of light to this overdone plot.
I’ll keep this short, because I feel I wasted enough time on this movie last night and it deserves nothing more. Cera’s character will do anything to make Sheeni (Portia Doubleday) his girl. He creates a alter ego to help him get his ‘bad boy’ side out, so he can be closer to Sheeni. Nick figures if he does enough bad things, he will get kicked out of his house, and get to live with his father who is near Sheeni.
The movie is slow, unfunny and the same Cera character we can expect in every film. It was cute at first, but isn’t it time to movie on from this by now? Portia Doubleday is awkward as Nick’s true love, we really never know if she is just a tease, or in love with him. There are no raunchy scenes, wild moments or nudity, making Youth In Revolt a complete waste of everyone’s time.
Zero. Youth In Revolt was not funny at all.
Why should I watch it?
What’s Good About It?
Zach Galifianakis and Ray Liotta play the only decent characters in the movie, but they are not in it for long.
What’s bad about it?
What I learned
A 5 gallon can of gas will explode, if it is bumped too hard.
Youth In Revolt is quiet possibly one of the worst films I have seen in 10 years, I feel robbed of life for wasting 1.5 hours I can never get back.