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Overall D+

Nick Twisp (Michael Cera) has only one goal in his teenaged life -- to lose his virginity. So he plots, plans and schemes to make this sacrifice on the altar of Sheeni Saunders (Portia Doubleday).

Violence C+
Sexual Content D
Profanity D
Substance Use D

Why is Youth In Revolt rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Youth In Revolt is rated R for for sexual content, language and drug use.

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable for members of your family. We also encourage you to check our full review and our movie information page.

The consumption of hallucinogenic mushrooms, marijuana, and tobacco by teens and adults, along with a teen boy’s decision to have sleeping pills placed in a girl’s drink each day to force her expulsion from school, are just a few of the issues parents will find in this film. In an attempt to get kicked out of his home, a teen steals a car and trailer, douses them in gasoline and crashes them into a business full of people. Other crimes are committed. A boy is punched. A teen couple plans to have sex throughout the film (the boy is concerned that he will leave high school still a virgin). A boy is heard masturbating, and a teen couple is heard having sex. Unmarried adults openly discuss their sexual activity. The script includes frank sexual discussions with sexual terms. A book shows explicit drawings of sexual positions—these are later animated during a hallucination sequence. At least 20 sexual expletives, along with other profanities, terms of deity and sexual slang terms are heard.