I’ve seen the regular trailer for Youth in Revolt and it had one or two chuckles. But this latest red band trailer, which appears on the Funny or Die Website, makes a big difference. Though, from what I understand, other than Michael Cera’s performance, the rest of comedy is meh.
Here’s to hoping that seeing double of Michael Cera is a good thing come January 8th, 2010.
What’s it About: Nick Twisp (Michael Cera) is a cynical sex-obsessed 16-year-old who, while on vacation in a trailer park, meets Sheeni Saunders (Portia Doubleday), an intellectual. The only things really standing in his way are Sheeni’s poetry-writing ex-boyfriend Trent (Jonathan B. Wright), Nick’s temperamental divorced parents (Steve Buscemi and Jean Smart), and Nick’s mom’s boyfriends (Zach Galifianakis and Ray Liotta). When Nick realizes she is not interested, he comes up with an alter-ego, named Francois, who resembles Nick, but has blue eyes, a mustache, a deeper voice, and a player/bad boy attitude to help him with his pursuit of Sheeni. But when Francois ends up making Nick a wanted criminal, everything spins out of control.
Youth in Revolt is directed by Miguel Arteta, of Chuck and Buck and The Good Girl previously. The film is based on a series of books by C.D. Payne. Gustin Nash, of Charlie Bartlett previously, penned the script. The comedy was originally scheduled to be released on September 15, 2009, but was rescheduled for January 8, 2010.
Travis Leamons is one of the Inside Pulse Originals and currently holds the position of Managing Editor at Inside Pulse Movies. He's told that the position is his until he's dead or if "The Boss" can find somebody better. I expect the best and I give the best. Here's the beer. Here's the entertainment. Now have fun. That's an order!