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Movie Review: Youth in Revolt

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Youth In Revolt is a hilarious adaptation of C.D. Payne’s epic 499-page novel of teenage angst. The film is directed by Miguel Artera (Chuck & Buck, The Good Girl) who seems to be at one with himself when infusing tales with quirky protagonists, such as Michael Cera’s Nick Twisp.

Twisp is essentially a good-hearted, affable, and eccentric 16 year-old teen with a taste for the finer things in life like Frank Sinatra and Fellini. Thanks to his crazy divorced parents, he is stuck living with his trashy mother, Estelle (played by Jean Smart) and her various beaus.