Nick (Michael Cera) is a brainy teen stuck in a time warp. He listens to Frank Sinatra music and watches movie classics from the '50s. When he meets Sheeni (Portia Doubleday), his soulmate, he will do anything to be near her. He even takes on a French alter ego to woo her. Jean Smart plays Nick's mother, while Zach Galifianakis is one of Nick's friends. Directed by Miguel Arteta. With Fred Willard, Ray Liotta, and Adhir Kalyan. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2009.
Miguel Arteta in Youth in Revolt
Justine Last (Jennifer Aniston) is a young, unhappily married salesclerk whose boring life is turned upside down when she begins an affair with Holden Worther (Jake Gyllenhaal), the strange new cashier who thinks he's Holden Caulfield. After discovering that Justine is pregnant, Holden concocts a plan to rob their store and start a new life together on the run from the law. Justine must decide whether to join Holden an become a fugitive, or return to her safe, mundane life with her dim-witted husband (John C. Reilly). Directed by Miguel Arteta. With Mike White, John Carroll Lynch, Zooey Deschanel and Tim Blake Nelson. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2002.
Miguel Arteta in The Good Girl