Thursday, October 28, 2010
Recommended on DVD: 'Youth In Revolt'
"Youth In Revolt" is one of the smartest and funniest coming-of-age comedies in years, but it tanked at the box office earlier this year, earning just $15 million. Michael Cera plays the familiar teenage geek bouncing between divorced parents and their oddball partners. His life takes on meaning when he falls for an attractive girl (Portia Doubleday) while hiding out with his mother and her shady boyfriend (Zach Galifinakis) at a campground. The film takes another bizarre twist when Cera develops and alter-ego to help him woo the girl, with explosive consequences. There are dozens of laugh-out-loud scenes in one of the best comedies of the year. Steve Buscemi and Fred Willard are hilarious in supporting roles.