Youth in Revolt

Youth in Revolt film still 1[A part of Video Stores in Films tribute.]

In the beginning of the film, Nick (Michael Cera) introduces himself as a guy that women have zero interest in him. We watch an example of his theory while he’s picking films in a video store. DVD’s shown in the classics section: Jacques Tati’s Play Time (1967), Monte Hellman’s Two-Lane Blacktop (1971), Jean-Luc Godard’s À bout de souffle (1960), Wong Kar Wai’s Chungking Express (1994). Also, a poster is seen, Paul McGuigan’s Lucky Number Slevin (2006).

Youth in Revolt film still 2He sees a beautiful girl from schoo. Behind him, we can see the poster of Stephen Daldry’s The Reader (2008) and Billy Wilder’s Ace in the Hole (1951) DVD.

Youth in Revolt film still 3 Youth in Revolt film still 4He tries to impress her with a Federico Fellini’s La Strada (1954) DVD.

Youth in Revolt film still 5 Youth in Revolt film still 6The only thing he gets is several insults from her friend. More posters can be seen, Kevin Smith’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008), Denzel Washington’s The Great Debaters (2007), Todd Phillips’  School for Scoundrels (2006), Malcolm D. Lee’s Soul Men (2008) and Fred Durst’s The Longshots (2008). Also, Matt Oates’  Wasted (2006) DVD.

Scenes from Miguel Arteta’s Youth in Revolt (2009).


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