Youth In Revolt

Michael Cera as Francois

Youth In Revolt
Time/place: 7:15 showing last night at Kaleidoscope with Nick and Bree

This isn’t going to be long, it isn’t going to be deep… and it certainly isn’t going to be pretty. I had no interest in this movie, but I was able to spend the evening with Nick and his gal, so he chipped in for my ticket to keep the party going :).  I probably even wouldn’t be offering a review for this (just like I didn’t for Adventureland, which was seen in similar circumstances), but a certain someone said that he paid for this… so here you go.

I didn’t like this movie.  Not. One. Bit.  I was hardly shocked by this, though.  The story was eye-roll inducing in its approach to any type of potential message or meaning, it was dirty from beginning to end, and more than anything it was simply dull.  Highlights?  Sure…

Youth In Revolt did manage to entertain me to some degree.  It was a very SMALL degree, but I did chuckle a few times.  I loved seeing Steve Buscemi, Fred Willard, and even Justin Long.  There was a quick moment near the end with Buscemi fighting someone in which I liked how seriously he played it – yet in the scope of the movie I didn’t quite get why we might be rooting AGAINST Buscemi in this moment, when he is clearly in the right.  These guys, and even Michael Cera, gave me a couple of laughs, but that was minimal.  The only other nice thing I can say about this movie is that the women in it were attractive.  That’s right.. half of this movie’s only redeeming qualities were cute girls.  That should tell you something about how much I enjoyed it.

Youth In Revolt?  Eh.

Michael Cera and Portia Doubleday having a chat

Grade: D

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About Mark Mushakian

Just a man who loves God, women, kids, dogs, movies, and every other lovely thing in life :)
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