Excerpt: Not much of Youth in Revolt is memorable. About ten minutes out of the movie from the time of this review, most of the film feels like a distant memory, the few bland R-rated jokes lost in a sea of teen sex comedies already forgotten. It has flashes, glimpses if you want, that may stick around.
Summary: 'Youth in Revolt' isn't a perfect movie, but it's pretty good. Cera branches out a bit and becomes someone different. It's got some clever writing, annoying animated sequences, and a few plot holes that are never discussed (whatever happened to poor Bernice Lynch?).
Conclusion: Twice the Michael Cera for the price of a single ticket. That's Youth in Revolt in a nutshell; it's got two times the Cera but it's still pretty much the same movie that his fans have seen several times before, and he plays the same character that he's played in those same movies.
Excerpt: Youth in Revolt is a movie full of Michael Ceras. Cera stars in the film playing a dual role both as virgin nerd Nick Twisp and Nick’s newly created, bad boy alternate personality Francois Dillinger. But the Cera doesn’t stop there.
Excerpt: As a nearly 500-page-long exploration of the insatiable sexual urges of a 14-year-old, rife with explicit gay sex, drug use, cross-dressing, and an overflowing, oversized cast of zany supporting characters, C.D. Payne’s cult novel Youth In Revolt poses formidable obstacles for cinematic adaptation.
Conclusion: Hade det inte varit för Michael Cera så hade jag antagligen inte bemödat mig med att se Youth in Revolt men sedan underbart dödscharmiga Scott Pilgrim så har jag utvecklat ett litet lätt beroende till filmvärldens mest träffsäkra ultranörd som alltid förhöjer sin egen gubbfaktor med att bära tröjor...
Conclusion: Youth in Revolt on C.D. Paynen kirjasarjaan perustuva musta komedia. Kirjat nauttivat Yhdysvalloissa jonkin näköisestä kulttimaineesta, mutta fakta ei tarjoa elokuvan suhteen minkäänlaista lisäarvoa.