I got this film just on the strength of Michael Cera being in it, as I realised that I quite enjoy his brand of 'plucky geekery'. You definitely get that here. The plot has a few touches of the surreal about it (e.g. a definite Fight Club flavour), but only so much as to make it interesting, rather than weird. It has a couple of weak spots, e.g. Nick's transformation into his bad-boy alter-ego happened a bit too abruptly, I felt - but they don't spoil the film. Youth in Revolt has more depth than a simple comedy of errors like Superbad, and more of a touch of 'endearingly awkward/ funny teens' - but not so much as to make it sickeningly 'kooky'. The small cast all give great performances, no weak spots there at all. There are laughs to be had both from something unexpected/ shocking happening, and from genuinely humorous lines and acting. In short, if you enjoyed the non-CGI bits of Scott Pilgrim, you should enjoy this, but if you want a more high-paced roller-coaster of funny-bad stuff happening, like in Superbad or Knocked Up, just bear in mind that this is a bit more gentle.