Sunday, January 10, 2010

the chinless virgin

Michael Cera brings to life C.D Payne's Nick Twisp's tales in Youth in Revolt. It has such a nostalgic feel to it with its costumes and cast. Cleverly written with smart dialogue of youth and what we hope to achieve someday. Hipster status. Well, the girl of dreams, perhaps...played by fresh faced Portia Doubleday(Sheeni) who Twisp meets while vacationing at a trailer park. Oh, and Portia's parents have the ultimate trailer. Just as his Dad has the ultimate hottie even if he doesn't have a job. Also there is fear of Sheenie's boyfriend Trent aka the Ken Doll or a Josh Hartnett look-alike. Thus Twisp becomes the ultimate French lover that Sheenie would want. Slick mustache and all, Francois Dillinger...so the mischief begins...or mayhem...all for a girl. With a little help from Sheeni's brother Paul, Justin Long, havoc is on its way. Some really fun performances from Aliens in America's Adhir Kalyan and Jericho's Erik Knudsen as sweet pathetic Lefty.
The soundtrack is filled with lots of quirky indie tunes from the fruit bats and little wings, but my favorite tune would have to be 'tain't what you do by fun boy three & bananarama. Really, this movie is a little gem in all those January movie releases. And it just might be a new cult classic, too.

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