Director: Miguel Arteta
Cast: Michael Cera, Portia Doubleday, Steve Buschemi, Justin Long, Ray Liotta
A funny, if ultimately shallow, coming-of-age story whose central theme revolves around teenage sex, the lack of it and how to get it.
Nick Twist (Cera) lives with his trailer-trash parents and is desperate to link up with hot tottie Sheeni (Doubleday) in order to lose his virginity … since she’s much more sophisticated than he is he invents an alter-ego based on what he thinks her ‘perfect man’ would be, Francois Dillinger, who leads him into a series of mad-cap adventures.
The lack of depth to the storyline doesn’t, happily, diminish the enjoyment – the film is based on the cult teen books by C.D. Payne – but more could have been made of the original material.
Star Rating: 2/5