Youth in Revolt
Youth in Revolt (2010)

Superbad's Michael Cera discovers a vacation romance in Youth in Revolt, a teen comedy from Charlie Bartlett's screenwriter, Gustin Nash, and director Miguel Arteta (Chuck & Buck). The film is an adaptation of C.D. Payne's first… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 8, 2010
DVD Release Date: June 15, 2010
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It may not entirely do its source material justice, but Miguel Arteta's Youth in Revolt is a fun, funny comic romp that lets Michael Cera stretch a little and introduces filmgoers to a major find in Portia Doubleday.

Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

The tone throughout is moderately quirky rather than full-on teen-flick vulgarian, bolstered by indie-cred cameos.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Cera may be trapped in his unchanging persona, but no more than this picture is walled in by its sitcom conventions.

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Caryn James
Marie Claire

But all the silliness reminds us that there is no age limit on expressing your confident inner vixen - especially in these uneasy times.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

I love this new breed of dirty movie. It goes beyond leering, beyond sexism, to the core tension of a culture that ricochets between Puritanism and promiscuity. And it has in Michael Cera a sterling mascot.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Youth in Revolt is a teen fantasy filled with lust, imagination, frustration and lots of laughs, artfully made and superbly played.

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

Miguel Arteta furnishes the film with fantasy sequences - such as one involving stop-motion miniature models - that are more contrived than inspired.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

A clever and often riotous burst of cynicism that pushes, let's face it, some pretty questionable ideas.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

A sweet and slight and often charming coming-of-age tale.

John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

An uneven story and crass comedy could leave viewers revolted.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
A dark satirical comedy. it took me a little bit to warm up to it but once I did I really enjoyed it.
Brian De Guelle
A cracking indy coming of age movie with the ever so funny Michael Cera. Really did not no what i was going to get here but it turns out to been a very funny… More
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Lucas Martins
A new level in Michael Cera's carrer, Young in Revolt could be more other sex teen comedy, but the crude and satirical material of Miguel Arteta change… More
Alice Shen
Milquetoast Michael Cera as a pencil-mustache-sportin' evil alter ego is entertaining enough, but the rest of the boy-ruins-his-life-for-a-girl story is… More
Alex roy
Youth In Revolt is a terrible, virtual laugh free comedy. This film was so bad, I had to stop it 45 minutes in. It didn't get better or funnier. Not even… More