Here's a pretty funny step by step breakdown of how to make a Michael Cera movie. I think Youth In Revolt has been his funniest and most different role to date, though the action driven adaptation of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World looks like it will be a bigger departure. So even though I have high praises for Cera's dual role in Youth In Revolt, and for the film itself, I have to admit the steps in this pretty accurately apply.
The infographic was created by High Definite, and seems to have used Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist as the basis of its main course. The Michael Cera hate seems to be becoming more widespread, as Youth In Revolt's $7 million opening weekend is a major dive from Year One's $19.6 million in its debut, and Superbad's $33 million opening take. I feel most of the blame has to be from Year One.
The similarities in Cera roles is still nothing compared to Eli Roth's own admittance that he inadvertently made the same film 3 times with Cabin Fever, Hostel and Hostel 2 -- kids in a foreign land, who piss of the locals and pay the price. And he wrote and directed those movies. Ok, so Roth is kind of a douche too, but the reference is still apt. There are dozens of other examples. But Cera is an actor, not a writer, director or producer. He takes the roles that are offered to him.
With all that said... this is still really funny. Check it out and let us know what you think!
Via our friends at /Film.