When you think about it, Youth in Revolt
is kind of a genius move for nerdy heartthrob Michael Cera. Clearly, playing sweet, stammering, awkwardly adorable young men is this kid’s bread and butter, and nobody can fault him for taking on those roles again and again. But, of course, he’s not going to impress anybody by playing endless variations on George Michael from Arrested Development
, so what’s a boy to do? The answer is to play not one, but two roles in the 2009 comedy Youth in Revolt
: the obligatory nervous-but-cute teenager Nick Twisp, and Twisp’s badass invented alter ego, Francois Dillinger.
Twisp comes up with this secret identi...