I haven't read the book on which Youth in Revolt is based, so there are more than a few parts of this trailer that are lost on me. Still, it keeps my attention and the questions I have are ones that I think will actually propel me to see the movie, rather than make me want to avoid it. It's a bizarre-looking story about Nick Twisp (Michael Cera), a cynical teenager who decides that Sheeni Saunders (Portia Doubleday) is the girl of his dreams, and he'll do anything to win her heart.
Though Cera is once again playing an awkward young man, this role (or, roles, maybe?) is far more complex, interesting and demanding than anything we've seen him do before. I think it's safe to say George Michael Bluth is nowhere to be seen here.
The movie is scheduled to open Oct. 30. To watch the trailer, read more.