Youth in Revolt review

[spoiler]As a teenage fan of Albert Camus and Jean-Luc Godard, Nick Twisp (Michael Cera) is most definitely out of his element when his mother and her boyfriend move the family to a trailer park. When a pretty neighbor named Sheeni (Portia Doubleday) plays records by French crooners, it's love at first sight for frustrated virgin Nick. Upon learning that Sheeni is already dating someone, Nick launches a hilarious quest to find his way into Sheeni's heart, and bed. -[/spoiler]

Youth in Revolt was definitely different compared to the usual, monotonous romantic comedies which have been released in recent times(With the exception of Valentine's Day), but this film was definitely a 'different breed' of this genre. It was definitely an interesting film, although it wasn't a constant flurry of entertainment, it still maintained some remnant of comedic value throughout.

Michael Cera(playing Nick Twisp) definitely stood out in Youth in Revolt compared to his past efforts; playing a different type of character from what he usually plays, a dull, wooden version of himself. That isn't to say that he isn't funny, after a while, the same type of character begins to run dry and repetitive. Francois, Nick Twisp's alter ego in the film was a character which to me, added more differentiation to the characters Cera usually plays.

There were moment within Youth in Revolt which I found relatively humorous, and it was these moments which were most memorable. Primarily the scenes with Francois were the ones which stood out, as they were different to what I'm usually used to seeing Michael Cera in.

Portia Doubleday(Playing Sheeni, Nick's love interest) had an interesting character, but what gravitated me more toward her was her dialogue. Or, the way she was performing her lines. She had such an eloquent style when she spoke, which was complimentary to the lifestyle of her parents in the film.

Not the most exciting film of the year so far, but still an interesting look at Cera doing something different.

Lovely dialogue, great cast choice, moderately funny romantic comedy.



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