I have a weakness for coming of age comedy films, so I tend to be a little biased towards them. Loved Michael Cera's performance, and absolutely fell in love with Portia Doubleday's Sheeni. It's one of those films that you should watch not so much expecting to laugh out loud but rather to have a tender chuckle.
This one surprised me. Well stylized. And yeah, you probably have to be into a very specific kind of film to enjoy this... but I'm in that minority that likes metropolitan and kicking and screaming. Though this goes leaps and bounds beyond those films. Just entertaining.
Un bijou d'humour et d'inventivité ! Michael CERA est un futur LUCHINI. Un "supporting cast" de folie : Ray LIOTTA, Steve BUSCEMI, M. Emmet Walsh, Rooney MARA, Guetter l'apparition de ce génial réalisateur en immigrant au début du film.
A pure gem. Miguel ARTETA you are a hell of a director, this is the best comedy of the year !
I still can't gell if I liked Youth in Revolt because it was much better than I expected or because it wasn't as bad as I expected. If that makes any sense. Francois Dillinger made the movie but the great supporting cast was either wasted or misused. The story was uneven and if it wasn't so short, the pacing would be absolute murder. Michael Cera isn't so bad here and despite my grumblings it was entertaining.
Nick Twisp's alter-ego could have saved this film if he was given more screen time, as every Francois line had me rolling. Unfortunately, 95% of this pretentious piece of hipster garbage is Cera doing his "mildly attractive nerd who can't get laid" bit.
It's one of those movies you wonder why you bothered, then you remember, "it's because I like this actor or actress". The things we do for celebrities we admire. Michael Cera who once again only reminded me of Jesse Eisenberg was perfect for his character. Rooney Mara despite that small role was insanely striking, it's ridiculous! But this was far from what I'd recommend to people. See it on a slow weekend.