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Youth in Revolt (2009)

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While his trailer trash parents teeter on the edge of divorce, Nick Twisp sets his sights on dream girl Sheeni Saunders, hoping that she'll be the one to take away his virginity.

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George Twisp
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Matron
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Mr. Saunders
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At 16, Nick Twisp is wry about his teen funk: he lives in Oakland with his sex-addled mother; his father's child support is her meal ticket. While camping in Ukiah, Nick meets Sheeni: for him, it's love at first sight. Nick has to figure out how to get his father a job in Ukiah, then how to get sent to live with his father, then how to get close to Sheeni, whose religious parents may want her sent away from temptation to a boarding school. There's also Sheeni's all-American boyfriend to contend with. Overwhelmed by the challenges, Nick's about to give up when he conjures an alter ego who whispers revolt into his ear. Nick is not altogether hapless, but can this end well? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Every "Revolution" Needs A Leader See more »

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Rated R for sexual content, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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8 January 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La chica de mis sueños  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,888,334 (USA) (10 January 2010)

Gross:

$15,281,286 (USA) (21 March 2010)
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François talks dirty to Sheeni in the boarding school ("I want to tickle your bellybutton from the inside", etc.) Director Miguel Arteta revealed on the commentary that all those lines came from researching internet porn sites. See more »

Goofs

The word 'acquaintance' is spelled incorrectly on the lower 3rd when Trent is being interviewed on TV See more »

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Nick Twisp and Francois Dillinger: I also have a sweetheart for the moment, so...
Sheeni Saunders: Really? What's her name?
Nick Twisp and Francois Dillinger: Her name is Martha Singwal, she's 16... she's got toasted almond hair, so... she's only just recently returned from Nice where she's been conducting sociological research on the assimilation problems of italian immigrants... workers... down there. She's also a professional model, specializes in lingerie. She likes me quite a bit, she tells me that she likes my hair...
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits an animated segment shows Nick, his mom and Jerry on their way to their holiday home. See more »

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References School for Scoundrels (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

T'Ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)
Written by Sy Oliver and James Young (as Trummy Young)
Performed by Fun Boy Three and Bananarama
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Simply funny and smart
19 August 2010 | by (Macedonia) – See all my reviews

It's a good thing that comedies are slowly coming out of the stereotypes like cliché characters, fake emotions and boring all happy too long meaningless endings. Don't be fooled that this is movie for teens only; there is lot more here going on.

Great transformation by Michael Cera, well developed main and supporting characters and very funny appearances by excellent and proved actors. The story is simple but goes through many changes in it making it unique in its genre, successfully escaping the traps set by the movies that have already told this story. This movie like the previous ones has hilarious situations and that is the only resemblance, but apart from them it has developed romance, real emotions, smart and funny dialogs and is more mature.


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