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  • Summary: Youth in Revolt is the story of Nick Twisp – a unique, but affable teen with a taste for the finer things in life like Sinatra and Fellini – who falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful, free-spirited Sheeni Saunders while on a family vacation. But family, geography and jealous ex-lovers conspire to keep these two apart. With Sheeni’s encouragement, Nick abandons his dull, predictable life and develops a rebellious alter ego: Francois. With his ascot, his moustache and his cigarette, Francois will stop at nothing to be with Sheeni, and leads Nick Twisp on a path of destruction with unpredictable and uproarious consequences. (The Weinstein Company) Expand
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Bursting with smart dialogue, surprising situations and humor that springs from richly imagined characters.
  2. 75
    It’s not earth-shaking, but it’s diverting and polished.
  3. 75
    The slight but enjoyable Youth in Revolt finds plenty of mayhem to take advantage of Cera's against-type performance. Oh, the things we do for love.
  4. It’s an enjoyable enough exercise in teen angst triumphing.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Youth's screenplay, by Gustin Nash, is generally witty.
  6. It’s a kick to see Cera cut loose from his patented befuddled-nerd routine, even if the film’s caricatured performances and fish-in-a-barrel scorn are sure to be monotonous for some.
  7. While Cera is charming enough to keep us watching, he's never allowed to cut loose -- even though that's supposed to be the whole point of the movie.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. BobbyS.
    Jan 10, 2010
    Awesome movie freakin hilarious.
  2. GK
    Jan 8, 2010
    The whole feel to the movie, not taking anything seriously, along with the ending, made it a great movie to watch.
  3. BenH.
    Jan 19, 2010
    Great love story gone awry story. Worth watching if you like Michael Cera. If you don't like him, you won't like this movie as the story revolves around him. My expectations were exceeded. Expand
  4. Oct 12, 2010
    Youth in Revolt is a clever and witty film, the only problem for me was the portrayal of the alter ego/split personality when he was trying to win the girl its not a bad way to do it but its not the best either. Overall a good film Expand
  5. Jan 20, 2013
    A very funny movie. It's more smartly written than most teen comedies and has a unique tone. It gets too dirty at times though, and is rightly rated R. I also think it should have been longer. It's a good comedy if you're old enough to watch it though, and I think it's pretty memorable. Expand
  6. Jul 16, 2013
    A fairly enjoyable movie that is worth a watch on Netflix but not a full purchase by any means. Michael Cera is great in the role and provides some laughs with his two personas. The rest of the characters all feel unlikable and mean spirited however. The movie has a few stand out memorable moments eclipsed by some unfunny gags. Expand
  7. Jun 3, 2012
    God I hate this movie so much, Cera sucks! Even with the cast that features Steve Bucemi, Zach Galifinakis,Fred Willard and Ray Lolita, it still sucked! the plot was terrible, the jokes were not funny, I just wanted to shoot myself throughout the entire thing. I watched all of it to see if something good happened but NOTHING! Do yourself a favour and watch a GOOD Michael Cera movie like Scott Pilgrim Vs The World. but don't watch this Expand

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