Michael Cera has played hilarious movie roles in films such as “Superbad” with Jonah Hill to “Year One” with Jack Black and now on to his newest film “Youth in Revolt” that came out Jan. 8. The movie, based on a book written by C.D. Payne, is full of jokes and amusing characters.
In the 90-minute film Cera plays 14-year-old Nick Twisp. Cera’s character, besides having divorced parents and a stuttering problem, seems to be infatuated with the idea of having sex. Nick aims for ways to get rid of the fact that he is a virgin because he feels that he is the only one still in that category. In the movie Cera develops a split personality, calling himself Francois Dillinger so that he can make the girl of his dreams, Sheeni, fall in love with him.
Sheeni, also 14, is played by Sheridan Saunders. Sheeni is the typical blonde hair, blue-eyed girl that seems to be the attraction of all the men. Sheeni did not show any interest in Nick until she had come across his wild side and became pulled in.
He meets his new love at an RV park that his boy-crazy mother forced the family to vacation at. Despite the fact that Cera’s character Nick is very shy, he uses his alter ego to do the things he only wishes he could as his normal self. He believes that acting this way will make it possible for Sheeni to forget about her very poetic and muscular boyfriend. Throughout the rest of the film Nick spends his time find Sheeni and be together after they both have left the RV park.
Each film that Michael Cera has been involved with has been successful and funny. Cera does a great job of getting into character and distinguishing the fact that he is not putting on the same goofy act as he put on in the films before.
Cera is an extremely strong actor and does well adapting to each part and blending in with the rest of the cast. He is very entertaining and has a great knack for putting his own silly twists on the personality he displayed in “Youth in Revolt.”
The movie filled the audience with laughter as he went back and forth between himself and his split personality. Because he is chasing after his love throughout the entire movie, something that he is used to doing because it seems to be a situation he gets himself stuck in with many of his past movies was amusing.
“Youth in Revolt” brings out Cera’s skills in a positive light and can bring a smile to anyone’s face.
Cera has a way of keeping his dry sense of humor alive even though it has been presented in a variety movies with each of the characters he has played. He displays a good amount of humor mixed with a little bit of sincerity. Watching Cera trade between Nick and his opposite personality is a good example of how he can make it look easy to bring out the differences in roles.
“Youth in Revolt,” which is rated R, earned about $25 million in box offices across the country. The cast made the film a winner and can be enjoyed by all viewers and recommended to anyone.