Controversial indie director Miguel Arteta (Star Maps, Chuck & Buck) adapts C.D. Payne's comic novel about a high school loser never made it with the ladies (Michael Cera, playing to type). After meeting a cute, smart, funny gal (newcomer Portia Doubleday) on summer vacation, our hero Nick Twisp decides to change up his game plan, adopting a "bad boy" alter ego. Soon, Nick's two sides are battling it out, leading to many unfortunate incidents (and a couple of positive ones). The humor is subversive and dark with just a touch of raunch. If only the material weren't so familiar.90 minutes R.