— by SEAN GERSKI —
Michael Cera is really good at playing the socially-awkward nebbish. So good, in fact, that he is in danger of being inescapably stereotyped in the role.
In his upcoming movie, “Youth in Revolt,” Cera adds another film to his resume in which he plays this kind of role. However, Cera will get to flex some of his additional acting muscles in the film.
The movie’s plot is as follows: Nick Twisp (Cera) is a cynical sex-obsessed 16-year-old who, while on vacation in a trailer park, meets Sheeni Saunders (Portia Doubleday), an intellectual. The only things really standing in his way are Sheeni’s poetry-writing ex-boyfriend Trent (Jonathan B. Wright), Nick’s temperamental divorced parents (Steve Buscemi and Jean Smart), and Nick’s mom’s boyfriends (Zach Galifianakis and Ray Liotta). When Nick realizes she is not interested, he comes up with an alter-ego, named Francois, who resembles Nick, but has blue eyes, a mustache, a deeper voice, and a player/bad boy attitude to help him with his pursuit of Sheeni. But when Francois ends up making Nick a wanted criminal, everything spins out of control.
So, Cera will play his typical role, but he will also portray a “bad boy.” It’s a good move as audiences will get see him do the role with which they are comfortable seeing him do, while also getting to sample a new side of the young actor.
Directed by Miguel Arteta — and based on C.D. Payne’s novel of the same name — “Youth in Revolt” will hit theaters on Jan. 8, 2010.
Source: Trailer Addict
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