Over the years there have been many teen romantic comedies with many predictable consequences and I thought that this was just going to be one of those. I mean, it surprisingly isn't as predictable as the trailer made it look. The film has a bit more depth than just romance between a young man and a young woman but when there are two characters who are really the same person with two different names it is like combining Fight Club with American Pie. That is an odd combination but Youth In Revolt does show that it does work.
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. When one hears that Michael Cera is once again going to portray another nerdy virginal geek, you sorta feel like rolling your eyes and you just sigh. Yeah, he plays a character that is still a nerdy geek but he plays something in a bit more depth this time (like he did in Juno). His performance was pretty awesome as Nick Twisp but his performance as Francois Dillinger was even better because it was something that we hadn't really seen from Michael Cera before until now. Yeah, he sticks to almost the same kind of character but that is what he does best which is good enough. Portia Doubleday was dead gorgeous in Youth In Revolt and her acting was good as well.
The script was pretty damn ridiculous in most moments of the film but there were some scenes where the script was awesome. One key quote in the film that was awesome which made me laugh like some of the scenes but there were others where I would just hold my head. As far as I am concerned, it is almost like another coming of age teen film.
Overall, Youth In Revolt is another teen coming of age film that perhaps extends slightly on combining two different kinds of films together. I would call it an entertaining film of 2010 but not one of the best.