Youth in Revolt, the coming-of-age comedy starring Michael Cera, was set for a 2009 release. It was delayed until January, a month that's typically studio dumping ground for movies that suck. That history suggests potential unwatchability, but based on early critic reviews, it ain't bad.
"...a cute, quaint, charming, and largely harmless little character study."
— Christopher Null, filmcritic.com
"It's a bitch telling a coming-of-age story minus clichés and sappiness. So Youth in Revolt, with Michael Cera in his best performance yet, is a small miracle."
— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"...the movie misses the dark hilarity and herky-jerky energy of C.D. Payne's 1993 young-adult novel on which it's based; there's too little color amid all the mayhem."
— Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"...a sweet and slight and often charming coming-of-age tale."
— Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"The cult novel must continue its search for a worthy film adaptation."
— Robert Wilonsky, Village Voice Posted 01.08.10 by reelz
The Weinstein Company has delayed the release of Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil. Originally set to debut on January 15, 2010, the Red Ridinghood caper has now been given a more vague date of February at the earliest.
Always the strategists, the Weinsteins have decided to spend their money on a major campaign for Youth in Revolt, which opens January 8 and stars Michael Cera as every character he has ever played. The LA Times article also states the delay will give them more time to tweak the animation and possibly secure a fast-food tie in.
All this speculation around the movie's release really begs one question: They're making a sequel to Hoodwinked? Posted 12.30.09 by reelz
Michael Cera's star is definitely rising. After making his name as in awkward teen roles in the critical favorite Arrested Development as well as this weekend's Superbad, Cera has signed to star in Youth in Revolt. The teen comedy was adapted and will be directed by Gustin Nash (Charlie Bartlett) from C.D. Payne's self-published 1993 novel about a teenager who goes to great lengths to win a girl he meets on a family vacation, reports Variety.
Variety is also reporting that director Len Wiseman has picked his next project. The man behind Live Free or Die Hard will be remaking Escape From New York, with a script by Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down). 300's Gerard Butler will play the Snake Plissken role, which was originated by Kurt Russell.
And Tarsem Singh (The Cell) plans to direct The Unforgettable, a sci-fi movie about a homicide cop who realizes not only that he isn't human, but that there is an alien war on. Originally entitled Species X, Singh will direct from a script by Kurt Sutter says The Hollywood Reporter. Sutter also wrote The Punisher sequel (official title: Punisher: Welcome Back Frank). Posted 08.15.07 by reelz