Directed by Miguel Arteta, rated R, 90 minutes
Youth in Revolt is an ambitious and chaotic comedy about a young outcast who creates an alter-ego to help get his sophisticated dream girl. The film has plenty of great character actors, like Steve Buscemi, Ray Liotta and Zach Galifianakis, but Michael Cera stands out, easily becoming the pitiful, awkward lead character, while also perfectly playing his insane, badass alter-ego. The writing has a potent mix of subtle and black humor, and the film has an offbeat atmosphere where everything feels a little strange. Youth in Revolt wouldn't work if the main character wasn't so damn likable and charming, and thanks to the hilarious dialogue and wonderfully manic storyline - it works flawlessly. You'll like it if: You like coming-of-age films, quirky humor, Michael Cera, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Good Girl or Broken Flowers.