Michael Cera, who I haven’t seen in “Superbad” but LLLLOVED in “Arrested Development” (great clip there, is starring in Dimension Films' adaptation of C.D. Payne's 1993 novel ‘Youth in Revolt’.
It tells the story Nick Twisp, a young boy of above-average intelligence going through puberty. He is naturally obsessed with girls and sex but has had little experience with either. His life continues like a normal teenager's with his best friend Leroy, a.k.a. Lefty, and his divorced parents. While on vacation at a religious mobile home camp Nick meets Sheeni and his life is turned completely upside down.
The book has been published in multiple countries, turned into a play, broadcast over the radio, and given birth to a series of novels centered on Nick Twisp.
This all sounded very exciting, and I could easily imagine Cera in such a role. He was hysterical in “Arrested” and by all accounts is just as good in “Superbad”.
I love a coming of age film (if done with intelligence), and this book is rated quiet highly on Amazon (sorry…went to the UK site for average reviews…no offence Amerians….honestly)
So of course I surfed my ass off to IMDB to have a looksie and to my horror saw this as the plot synopsis:
“ While his trailer trash parents teeter on the edge of divorce, 14-year-old Nick sets his sights on dream girl Sheeni Saunders, hoping that she'll be the one to take away his virginity.”
Could they make it sound any more “American Pie”?