Youth in Revolt trailer, you guys:

When it comes to the timing of Youth in Revolt, things have worked out pretty well for me. I read the book about a year after it came out (I am a registered Malcolm-Jamal Warner Show Off), and I read the book in high school*, which is the perfect time in one’s life to read it. So, in the interest of golden-hued nostalgia alone, I will see this movie, even though I no longer hum at the thrill of teenage insubordination, and also I’m pretty sure Michael Cera is successful enough now that he should own more than one striped shirt and one wind-breaker. Seriously, guy, change it up. Nostalgia aside, the timing of the Youth in Revolt movie isn’t really working out as well for me, seeing as the movie is coming out about 15 years after I cared, but in some ways it’s working out better for everyone, because a Youth in Revolt movie in 1994 would have starred David Spade as Nick Twisp and Sheeni would have been CGI. No matter what, this is better.

*There may be some confusion on this point. Obviously, my family was too poor to send me to high school when I was an adolescent, and I worked the sulfur mines with my siblings. It was not until much later that I was able to return to my education, and received my high school diploma, funnily enough, on my 45th birthday.

Comments (37)
  1. I feel like Comedy Central should produce a television show based on that going back to high school in your 40s stage. But to make your character more sympathetic, maybe make you have drug addiction throughout your past. Or make you a woman. And you’re gonna need some retroactive starpower, so try and get someone who will be huge in the future to be a teacher maeby.

    • I see what you did there. (Wait, is that what you (intentionally) did there?)

      • Did what now?

        • “And you’re gonna need some retroactive starpower, so try and get someone who will be huge in the future to be a teacher maeby.”

          I was confused as to whether you misspelled maybe (which is fine! I am not here to correct spelling!) or whether you were subtly adding in a suggestion that Alia Shawkat should be in this, because she needs to be in more things.

  2. Dr Benton Quest  |   Posted on Aug 24th, 2009 +2

    I don’t like Sheeni.

  3. Wait, I’m confused. What decade is this movie set in?

  4. Aw, an evil Spock moustache.

  5. The day when Gabe starts anticipating jokes about his age and defacing himself in footnotes is the day the cheap jokes disappear on videogum. Clever girl.

  6. I don’t understand this one bit. It’s like My Girl + Fight Club

  7. Monkey  |   Posted on Aug 24th, 2009 +25

    I just like how at least they didn’t use some magazine cover girl as the love interest and instead used someone who is pretty but who also looks like a real person you might meet in a trailer park.

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  9. Chris  |   Posted on Aug 24th, 2009 -4

    I saw the movie and if you liked the book you probably won’t enjoy the film. It stray too far from the book’s plot.

  10. Only if they cast Holden Caulfield as a bumbling, uncomfortable 116 lb. man-boy that has made millions of dollars ripping off Bob Newhart. DEAL WITH IT, WORLD. I SAID IT.

  11. I was so uncool in high school that the primary effect YiR had on me was that my friend in journalism class read it and then started going to parties and drinking and fooling around with guys, and she let me read the first couple of chapters in class one day. It did not change my life. I guess you have to read the whole thing to get to second base, though shortly afterwards, I did have some champagne at a wedding.

  12. Michael Cera is… Michael Cera! and Michael Cera!

  13. anon  |   Posted on Aug 24th, 2009 -1

    The only original Youth In Revolt is Esther. This movie is just a shameless knockoff.

  14. Honestly, I didn’t think Raising Cain warranted a prequel.

  15. Well, Francois Dillinger sort of looks like Nickelodeon version of Jean-Paul Belmondo. But he also looks like every other guy in Echo Park.

    • I’m so proud of you and this comment. You did it! You really did it! You reached for the stars and came back with a palm full of the Big Dipper! Hip hip hooray!!!!

  16. I’m pretty sure Michael Cera is successful enough now that he should own more than one striped shirt and one wind-breaker. Seriously, guy, change it up.

    Gabe stamps his man-style authority, again.

  17. No “I’m Single, Let’s Mingle” shirt? I WILL NEVER SEE THIS MOVIE.

  18. Kahdooz to this trailer for using a bit of an Old 97′s song… That’s pretty much the redeeming quality here.

  19. so I had to search the web to be able to see the trailer. And I have to say: Nice stach! :p

  20. Michael Cera is Chet Gawker in “Windbreaker: Hell or High Water”. To win FREE tickets to the premier text “WNDBREKR” to 2662 now!

  21. Sebastian Paper  |   Posted on Aug 24th, 2009 -2

    This movie isn’t coming out at the exact time it would speak to Gabe, and only Gabe. Burn the negative.

  22. Stoked they ended the trailer with “Timebomb” by The Old 97′s….such a classic tune.

  23. Yes, Cera’s playing an awkward teen again, but he’s supplementing it with a swarthy french dude. What more do you monsters want from him!?!
    Also – Raja!

  24. Okay fine, he gets a cookie for playing a smarmy Guy Incognito version of mumble-mumble man-boy.

  25. Okay fine, he gets a cookie for playing a smarmy Guy Incognito version of mumble-mumble man-boy.

  26. I guess it was worth the effort I went through to search for some headphones as not to wake my father who incidentally DID NOT want to watch this.

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