Comedy, Drama, Romance |.
Youth in Revolt is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Miguel Arteta and written by Gustin Nash. Based on C.D. Payne’s epistolary novel of the same name, the film stars Michael Cera and Portia Doubleday, with Justin Long, Ray Liotta, and Steve Buscemi in supporting roles.
The film follows shy and lonely teenager Nick desperate to lose his virginity. While on a trailer park holiday with his mother and her boyfriend, he meets an attractive girl and is immediately smitten. When the two are separated Nick must learn how to rebel in order to be with the girl he loves.
Shy, socially inept teenager Nick Twisp lives with his mother, Estelle, and her boyfriend, Jerry, in Oakland, California. After selling a faulty car to a group of sailors, Jerry takes Estelle and Nick to a trailer park in Clearlake where Nick meets Sheeni Saunders, a bright young woman his age, with an interest in French culture and who shares Nick’s musical taste. Despite Sheeni’s boyfriend, Trent Preston, they become romantically involved. Nick purchases a dog for Sheeni named Albert, but the dog rips up the family’s property and Sheeni’s parents ban it from the house.
Jerry needs to return to Oakland and takes Estelle and Nick with him. Sheeni promises to arrange a job in Ukiah for Nick’s father, George, while Nick will get his mother to kick him out so he can return to Sheeni. Back at home, Nick creates an alter-ego named François Dillinger, a suave, rebellious troublemaker. Immediately after Nick makes the decision, Jerry dies of a heart attack.
Director: Miguel Arteta
Writers: Gustin Nash (screenplay), C.D. Payne (novel)
Stars: Michael Cera, Portia Doubleday, Jean Smart, Justin Long, Ray Liotta, Steve Buscemi, Zach Galifianakis
|Michael Cera||…||Nick Twisp / Francois|
|Portia Doubleday||…||Sheeni Saunders|
|Jean Smart||…||Estelle Twisp|
|Adhir Kalyan||…||Vijay Joshi|
|Steve Buscemi||…||George Twisp|
|Fred Willard||…||Mr. Ferguson|
|Ray Liotta||…||Lance Wescott|
|Justin Long||…||Paul Saunders|
|Jade Fusco||…||Bernice Lynch|
|M. Emmet Walsh||…||Mr. Saunders|
|Mary Kay Place||…||Mrs. Saunders|
|Jonathan B. Wright||…||Trent (as Jonathan Bradford Wright)|
|Michael Collins||…||Old Man|
|Gregory F. Anderson||…||Sailor #1 (as Greg Anderson)|
|Connell Brown||…||Sailor #2|
|Randy Godwin||…||Officer #1|
|Tony Fanning||…||Officer #2|
|Oscar the Dog||…||Albert|
|Chuy Chávez||…||Illegal Immigrant #1|
|Miguel Arteta||…||Illegal Immigrant #2|
|Bruce Lawson||…||Officer A. Fanning|
|Sudhi Rajagopal||…||Officer T. Cahill|
|Roz Music||…||Store Clerk|
|Christa B. Allen||…||Teenage Girl|
|Trevor Duke-Moretz||…||Jock Guy (as Trevor Duke)|
|JoAnn Fregalette Jansen||…||Sheeni Consultant (as JoAnn Jansen)|
|Arnaud Crowther||…||French Student #1|
|Danielle Nicole Czirmer||…||French Student #2|
|James Paul||…||Street Pedestrian|
|C.D. Payne||…||Neighbor on porch|
Sources: imdb & wikipedia