Youth in Revolt poster, you guys. It is weird to think of how I read this book more than 15 years ago. Nice timing, Hollywood. You’ve really got your finger on the pulse of America’s adults who used to be America’s youth. When this comes out in theaters I’m going to put on my Dinosaur Jr. t-shirt and go sleep out on the sidewalk for three days to buy tickets in an homage to the internet not existing and my having a bad sense of proportionately worthwhile ways to spend my time. Get it? I’m 100 years old.
But also, Michael Cera sure looks like Michael Cera on this poster. Complete with what America’s hair stylists are calling “the Cera,” and a thrift-store-looking simple-red-and-white-striped shirt. Although, doesn’t Nick Twisp have a lot of sex in YIR? I feel like he kind of has a lot of sex. It’s hard for me to remember because my long-term and short-term memory have both been in decline for the better part of three decades now. Also I can tell when it is going to rain, and I’m so tired of going to funerals.
The point is that eventually it’s going to be time for Michael Cera to stop being so Michael Cera-y, isn’t it? I mean, for his sake! He’s great. I just don’t want America to get tired of him playing too-clever-by-half asexual boy-children. Is this the project where that’s going to happen for him? It doesn’t look like it. But maybe it is! It’s so hard to write a comprehensive movie review based off of a movie poster! I give this film three Tony Hawks. Cowabunga!