9 Ways We Are All Michael Cera in This Is Our Youth

September 12th, 2014 by

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9 Ways We Are All Michael Cera in This Is Our Youth

The acclaimed revival of Kenneth Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth is dazzling critics and audiences at the Cort Theatre. It’s a show for anyone who has ever been young and lost—at certain times frighteningly so. No seriously, watching Michael Cera’s Warren is like watching a cringe-worthy version of yourself on stage. Like do we have a case, because Warren, as played by Cera, is us and all of our friends. Below are nine ways we are all Michael Cera’s Warren in This Is Our Youth.

1. He’s Bad with Money

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Warren blew through thousands of dollars in about 48 hours. And it wasn’t even his money!

2. He’s Super Awkward Around His Crush

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#CantBlameHim #BeenThere #StillThere

3. He Then Lives Outside His Means to Impress Said Crush

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Photo by Bridgette Lacombe

Champagne? Sure! Penthouse at the Plaza? Why not! …Where did all the money go…

4. Warren Is Not the Most Athletic

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Hand/eye coordination is overrated.

5. He Keeps His Childhood Toys for Too Long

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Photo by Bridgette Lacombe

That one is self explanatory, and if you still don’t have at least one toy or stuffed animal from childhood, you’re a monster.

6. He Doesn’t Know What to Do With His Hands

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Under the shirt? In the pockets? What’s less weird? Where do the hands go?! Ah.

7. Warren Depends on Friends & Family to Survive

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Photo by Bridgette Lacombe

Whether it's friends’ connections and support or the family’s money, he can’t do this whole adulthood thing alone.

8. And Then There’s the Trap of Staying Friends with the Wrong People for Too Long

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9. Warren's Dance Moves Aren’t the Coolest

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Photo by Bridgette Lacombe

We all wish we could dance like Tavi Gevinson but when it comes time to bust a move, it’s pure Cera.

This Is Our Youth runs at the Cort Theatre through January 4, 2015.