Michael Cera ("Superbad," "Juno") embodies another young hero for our times in director Miguel Arteta's ("The Good Girl") take on C.D. Payne's novel. Enamored of a girl (Portia Doubleday) while vacationing with his family, he fears he's not enough to attract her mutually ... so he adopts an alter ego who's a 180-degree opposite in style and appeal.
The charade succeeds only too well, creating quite a dilemma for the teen with the dual identities. Co-stars include Zach Galifianakis ("The Hangover"), Ray Liotta and Justin Long. DVD extras: audio commentary by Cera and Arteta; deleted and extended scenes; audition footage. *** (R: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray)
Buy 'Youth in Revolt' on DVD.