Youth In Revolt coming soon to a theater near you

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Youth in Revolt by C.D. Payne has been one of my favorite books since I could still be considered a youth. The book serves as a tome for teens and some grown ups who are fighting against the odds of growing pains , frustrations, and learning to deal with the opposite sex. Plenty of tomfoolery ensues, homelessness, bait and switch, dressing up in drag to escape authorities, step parents, and a camping trip.

The book has now been adapted into a movie starring Superbad’s Michael Cera and Steve Buscemi. I am excited and scared all at once that they could possibly have ruined a book that I cherish so much, I reread it twice every year. Especially after Sunday’s viewing of this “treasure”:

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I’m almost scared to go to any theater for the remainder of the summer after watching “Year One”. No matter what Cera will be given the opportunity to redeem himself as I will watch “Youth In Revolt” when it’s released in the fall. BUT if they crucify one of my favorite books cinematically, Michael Cera will have to answer to me and trust me when I say I don’t take no guff.

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About Danger Bowie

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Posted on June 24, 2009, in Movies and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. if they hurt even a hair on the head of what is one of my favorite books as well, I will fucking end them. I will find Arteta & Cera and finger shoot them gran torino style. if the casting is any indication, this should be a great movie….but as year one showed us that is not always the case.

  2. It doesn’t bode well. The complete cast list is up on IMDB. There are some key characters (mostly the most likeable ones) missing. There is no:
    -Fuzzy
    -Apurva
    -Joanie
    -Wally
    -Dwayne
    -Bruno

    That will make some of the best crafted plot twists impossible.

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