I like Michael Cera and thought he was fantastic in Superbad and Juno, but he’s starting to wear thin with the same-old song and dance in Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Year One and even the hybrid-documentary, Paper Heart. That’s not an all-out, in-your-face criticism because life as a comedic actor is tough. It’s hard to branch out and keep the fans and critics happy, just ask Jim Carrey and Will Ferrel.
I’m hoping Youth in Revolt – due in theaters on January 8, 2010 – will be something fresh from Cera, but from the looks of the chuckle-filled redband trailer below, it’s hard to tell. Does Cera donning the hat of the filthy and aggressive alter ego translate into more of the same, or does it mean we get to see a different side from him?
Either way, the scene in the tent about the placement of the pinky earned my desire to see this. What about you?