Check This Out: Michael Cera's Youth in Revolt Poster
by Alex Billington
June 20, 2009
What the heck is up with this? A hand-painted Michael Cera poster? Are we sure this isn't a fan creation? Cinematical has debuted the first official poster for Youth in Revolt, the upcoming comedy from The Weinstein Company / Lionsgate. The movie is coming-of-age story about an "ultra-angsty" teen named Nick Twisp (played by Michael Cera) who does everything he can in order to win the heart of (and lose his virginity to) his dream girl Sheeni Saunders. This poster, which arrives on the same weekend as Year One, is really just painful to look at. But maybe that's because I'm tired of Cera playing Cera and nothing more.
Youth in Revolt is based on the book of the same name by C.D. Payne which, as Cinematical's Erik Davis says, "has amassed a huge, cult-like following partly because we can all relate to being an awkward teenager who'd do anything to capture the love of that special someone, and also because it's just damn funny." I haven't read it, but apparently it sounds like something I should be reading before I see this movie (or even in place of this movie). In addition to Michael Cera, Youth in Revolt stars newcomer Portia Doubleday as Sheeni Saunders, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Long, Ray Liotta, and Steve Buscemi as Cera's dad. Excited?