Dimension Films has released the full-length trailer for the upcoming comedy Youth in Revolt, starring Michael Cera. Based on a novel by C.D. Payne, the film tells the story of Nick Twisp (Cera), a young man who is driven to doing very bad things when the supposed love of his life, Sheeni (Portia Doubleday) is taken from him by distance and a preppy boyfriend. In order to do these bad things, he creates an alter-ego for himself named Francois.
Having caught this film at the Austin Film Festival last month, I can safely say that it is the perfect kind of role for Michael Cera, who delivers the comedy beats from the right and the left. Alongside Cera is an incredible cast, which includes Zach Galifianakis, Steve Buscemi, Ray Liotta, Rooney Mara, Justin Long and Jean Smart as Nick’s odd mother. It is an offbeat, quick-witted story handled with a quirky care that makes director Miguel Artera look like the next Wes Anderson.
While I would urge you to keep an eye on this film (as you might have gathered from my praise above), I’m not so sure that you should all watch this new trailer. It contains a lot of advanced scenes from the film, including more than a few from the third act. Proceed with spoiler-alerted caution. Youth in Revolt is in theaters on January 8, 2010. Trailer is below, courtesy of MySpace.