Monday, April 29, 2013

Youth in Revolt

Youth in Revolt
Every "Revolution" Needs A Leader
"In the movies the good guy gets the girl. In real life it's usually the prick." This lines uttered by Nick Twisp(Michael Cera), the main character of this movie, sums up all of his actions. Nick in the only child of a divorced parents who can't find any kind of steady relationship in their lives. This isn't easy for Nick because he lives with his mom and her boyfriends are less than nice to him. On vacation with is mom and current boyfriend, Nick falls in love with Sheeni(Portia Doubleday), who brings out his wild side. Nick creates and alter ego, Francois Dillinger in hopes to impress Sheeni. Francois really is a bad boy, causing Nick to get into some trouble once he goes back home so he is sent away to his father's house, closer to Sheeni. Another problem arises as Sheeni is gone away to school and this requires Nick to take a road trip to go meet her where he falls in more in lovely and hatches a plan to have her expelled to be closer to him. Things start to blow up in his face, but his alter ego is able to keep him going as continues to do crazy stunts to win this girl's heart. 

Michael Cera plays the perfect awkward teenage in this movie. His alter ego which appears by him like scenes from Fight Club make this movie even funnier. His actions and lines flow together so well that this movie will have you laughing uncontrollably throughout the whole thing. It's one you'll want to watch over and over again because it's an awkward teen just trying to find love, even if it means making up an imaginary version of himself.

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