Michael Cera (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) develops moustachioed bad boy image, which isn’t something he’s particularly well known for.
His understated, awkward teenage comedy genius has defined films like Superbad and Juno, but in the adaptation of C.D. Payne’s Youth in revolt, he shows a whole new side to his on-screen persona. With a release date on DVD & Blu-ray of 15th June 2010, Youth in revolt is a film that transformed Cera from his bumbling teen former self into a moustachioed bad adze in the name of young love.
When Nick Twisp (Cera), a sixteen year old high school outcast, meets Sheena Saunders (Portia Doubleday) he becomes transfixed by her – ‘cos of her being all clever n beautiful n all. However, when things don’t go to plan and he realises that she doesn’t see him in the same way that he sees her, he’s forced to go to the mattresses (it’s mob speak for starting a battle don’t ya know).
Out of his geeky teen appearance he discovers and develops a whole new character through which he can attract the attention of of Sheena. He turns himself into moustachioed bad boy François Dillinger, with blue eyes, a deeper voice and cigarette in hand.
Things take a turn for the worse though when Sheena makes Nick a wanted criminal and suddenly the madness begins.
The film also stars Steve Buscemi (Monsters University) as Nick’s dad and Ray Liotta (Goodfellas, The Place Beyond the Pines and the voice of Tommy Vercetti in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City), Zach Galifianakis (Due Date) as his mom’s boyfriends and Justin Long (The Sasquach Gang) as Sheena’s older brother, Paul.
With such an all star cast, a class storyline and a new twist in Cera’s on-screen performances, Youth in revolt is a good shout to be added to your DVD or Blu-ray collection or watch list, especially with the deleted scenes, commentary and extended animation extras that are bundled on with the film.