Youth in Revolt – I’m betting the book is better…..

p.s. (pre-script): 3 new posts today so keep reading after this one!

Michael Cera is soooooo boring!  I was trying to figure out why i think i liked him and realized his deadpan delivery is ok when matched with the comedy of someone like Jack Black (Year 1, so much funnier than you think) or Jonah Hill (Superbad).  In YIR, however, he is paired with someone equally as boring, himself.  And even though himself had a sleaze stash and tight white pants he was still boring as fuck.  What about the lead chick?  BORING!  Portia Doubleday as Sheeni was pretty, and had some ok moments but she did not pull off the muse character the way she should have.  The way Zooey Deschanel does in 500 Days of Summer, for example.  The best characters in this film were peripheral and so not able to fully express their awesomeness, which sucked because i am talking about Steve Buscemi!  Jean Smart! Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover)! Fred Willard!  Ray Liotta! Justin Long (ok, i just love him because he loves Drew, or has loved…i cannot keep track)!

Sometimes movies play out like one long trailer as to why i should read the book, this was one of those movies.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jenn
    Jun 03, 2010 @ 15:57:14

    I have to disagree on this one Robyn – I thought YIR was kinda funny! Not super ha ha but a good 6.5/10 whereas 500 days of summer – poop. Zooey was a terribly unlikable character – super airy fairy ditzy biatch. Poop on that movie.
    Two thumbs down for Zooey and half thumbs up for YIR.

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