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?
Reader Feedback - 25 Comments
Michael Cera needs to be a villain soon lol
nelson on Jun 20, 2009
Wow...they are running out of ideas.
w00t!!! on Jun 20, 2009
i smoked meth with michael cera like 4 years ago now he's all grow'd up
real talk on Jun 20, 2009
omg comment 3 lol michael cera have to be a villain some day, his face screams "i'm a bad guy"
mnk on Jun 20, 2009
I'm tired of Cera playing Cera and nothing more. I kind of agree, but if it's good material, it could be worth watching. Writer of Charlie Bartlett? Never saw it, but heard good things. The director has some good tv on his resume, but no features I've seen (The Good Girl? Hm). It'll probably be one I rent in a few years and enjoy, but unless the trailer blows me away, I think I'll skip the theatre run.
Serafina on Jun 20, 2009
Im a big Arrested Development/Scott Pilgrim fan so am a little accustomed to seeing Cera often but I totally agree that hes just playing the same character over and over again. Weve still got that mockumentary with his girlfriend to watch which looks pretty shit and its obvious that yet again its going to be the same character. Also, I read a couple of interviews with him on Digg this weekend and the feedback from Digg users is pretty much all agreed. Cera needs to stop playing Cera.
Marcus on Jun 20, 2009
is he the new Ben Affleck?
Xerxex on Jun 20, 2009
Hmmm, does giving another dude a Blow Job convince you guy's that he has any type of versatility in him? read the book and you'll understand.
jp on Jun 20, 2009
The guy is doing comedies guys...and teen comedies at that so acting doesn't really go into it. All you need is good comedic timing and he has that. When he decides to do an epic film or something with substance other than laughs and quirky romance than yeah he is going to need that change...for now enjoy him for what he does. Look at Steve Martin. He has always been Steve Martin no matter what and most people from that generation love him. I always find it funny when people who love movies take comedies too seriously
Maxx on Jun 20, 2009
# 9 I'm with you, but no matter what Steve Martin is and always will be one the funniest people in the world! As for Cera I love the guy and my previous post didn't work at all! So perhaps this will be great, besides mot people can relate to Cera nice guy awkard teenager that we all are.
Xerxex on Jun 20, 2009
I like the poster. Although I am tired of Cara playing Cera, there are times when i enjoy it. Like I enjoyed Juno, and I liked Nick and Nora but didn't like how almost forced Cera was. I didn't know it was a book. I think I may go find this book tomorrow.
Jesse Gouldsbury on Jun 20, 2009
omg this is hands-down the funniest book ive ever read I AM SO EXCITED anyone who reads the book knows nick twisp (hence the username) is in no way eve close to the characters cera's used to playing.he's filthy,wildly intelligent and is a creation of pure humor. CANT WAIT
twispious on Jun 21, 2009
back! a bit more composed as a previous commenter mentioned,read the book and you'll see.i don't think its something for everyone,nick twisp is extremely immature and the story's set in a kind of fantasy world where the plot consists mostly on people acting on ridiculous hearsay. but its nonetheless a crazily enjoyable book (few others were written as sequels,but none measured to YIR),and i am most definitely looking forward to this.
twispious on Jun 21, 2009
I'm not bashing or anything, but jeez I'm tired of seeing him. Enough LaBeouf my ass...
RPD on Jun 21, 2009
From Cera to LaBeouf.. what the fuck is wrong with hollywood.. every other male actor has aids or something?
nem on Jun 21, 2009
I think it's funny people think a movie is actually going to be close to the book. Either way, Cera is Cera and he kind of sucks. It's not taking comedy seriously, it's just that it goes no where and it's been done before him so it's really old.
w00t!!! on Jun 21, 2009
wow. and this ladies, and gentlemen, is the kid who said he didn't want to do an Arrested Development movie because it would go stale. Michael Cera folks!
Otacon on Jun 21, 2009
Saw Charlie Bartlett and i think its one of the best indie i've seen, if this is from the same writer i'm definitly game.
Dexter on Jun 21, 2009
He gets on my nerves...
Caitie on Jun 21, 2009
I'm getting so sick of seeing this kids face. Hope he falls off the radar soon.
The Clergy Arc on Jun 21, 2009
i feel like watching some arrested development
gabe the Accuser on Jun 21, 2009
Roberto Dinamite on Jun 21, 2009
Cera may be playing Cera, but what's wrong with that unless you dislike Cera. I don't, I'd rather see a good one trick pony than see a floundering multi act (Insert any and all horrible entertainers here).
Johnny Neat on Jun 22, 2009
I love the retro 80's VHS box art look. More like this plx. Ah memories.
bozoconnors on Jun 24, 2009
This is one of my FAVORITE books! I am so excited for it to be turned into a movie! I think Michael Cera will be perfect for this role!
Laura on Aug 11, 2009
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