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Youth in Revolt (2009)

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While his trailer trash parents teeter on the edge of divorce, Nick Twisp sets his sights on dream girl Sheeni Saunders, hoping that she'll be the one to take away his virginity.

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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? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The revolution begins January 8 See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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8 January 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La chica de mis sueños  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,888,334 (USA) (8 January 2010)

Gross:

$15,281,286 (USA) (19 March 2010)
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Trivia

This is the 2nd film where Michael Cera's name is Nick, the other being _Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)_. See more »

Goofs

The word 'acquaintance' is spelled incorrectly on the lower 3rd when Trent is being interviewed on TV See more »

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Mrs. Saunders: You're the devil and that dog is a hell-beast!
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits an animated segment shows Nick, his mom and Jerry on their way to their holiday home. See more »

Connections

References Grease (1978) See more »

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Happy Spirits
Written by James Putnam, Senon Williams, Stephen Goodfriend, Jeff Palmer
Performed by Radar Bros.
Courtesy of Merge Records
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Nice, intelligent comedy
24 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Michael Cera is a great actor, and this movie is no different. Youth in Revolt is more subtle than you would think, given the title and premise.

Nick is a 16 year old with not many friends, a screwed up family, and worst of all, he is a virgin. Upon meeting Sheeni, he falls in love with her instantly, and will do anything to be with her. This involves creating an alter ego, and becoming an outlaw.

My only real complaint is that it seemed to me that they put just enough F-words in this to get it rated R. The swearing could have been cut down to make this PG-13, to appeal to a broader audience.

This is a simple teen comedy, but adults will like it too, it's very well written with a good plot, good actors that fit their characters, and plenty of laughs. Check it out, you won't regret it.


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