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Adventureland
6.3 Rating
(747 ratings)
6.8 IMDB rating

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Jesse Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg

James Brennan
Kelsey Ford

Kelsey Ford

Arlene
Ryan McFarland

Ryan McFarland

Brad
Jack Gilpin

Jack Gilpin

Mr. Brennan
Wendie Malick

Wendie Malick

Mrs. Brennan
Matt Bush

Matt Bush

Tommy Frigo
Todd Cioppa

Todd Cioppa

Velvet Touch Manager


Written by
Greg Mottola

Greg Mottola

(written by)


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Adventureland part 1

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Twilight haters, don't worry, K-Stew can act!

2 years, 8 months ago at Jun 3 9:06
3 votes
"Well, you know, my dad's a lawyer. It's been his life-long dream for his daughter to work at Adventureland."

Greg Motolla's Adventureland is one of those teen-comedies that actually has heart to it. There are so many elements here we've seen before in other films (nerdy hero, love triangle, weed), but Mottola, who directed the hilarious Superbad and the recent sci-fi homage, Paul, ... read more

Adventureland

4 years, 4 months ago at Sep 7 2:04
2 votes
Though it doesn't happen very often, every once in a while a delightfully great movie shows up in multiplexes at a surprisingly early moment in the year (in this case, the usually mediocre month of April). Adventureland defies all of the expectations one has of the average "summer romance" movie, and in doing so, gives its audience an incredible gift: a sharp, honest and realistic drama of the hig... read more

Adventureland

4 years, 7 months ago at Jun 28 3:19
1 vote
Adventureland is a sensitive dramedy, more drama than comedy, that details the summer in college where you worked a crappy minimum wage job and had your first taste of a real adult relationship. The tone might waver from time to time, the scenes with Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig are humorous but almost too goofy, but the great performances by Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart make the movie enjoy... read more
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Description: It’s the summer of 1987, and James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg), an uptight recent college grad, can’t wait to embark on his dream tour of Europe. But when his parents (Wendie Malick and Jack Gilpin) announce they can no longer subsidize his trip, James has little choice but to take a lowly job at a local amusement park. Forget about ... (more)
Release date: 3 April 2009
Comedy (24), Romance (18), 2009 (11), Drama (11), Amusement Park (10), (9), Drugs (8), Summer (8), 2000s (6), Coming Of Age (5), 1980s (5), Ryan Reynolds (3), Summer Job (3), Teen (2), Romantic Comedy (2), Quirky (2), 80s (2), 1987 (2), Sort (2), American (2)
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“This was the worst movie I've seen in a really long time. To be set in the 80's has no meaning at all (except, maybe, so the director can use his favourite songs). I really don't care about his teenager memories.” read more

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Twilight haters, don't worry, K-Stew can act!

“"Well, you know, my dad's a lawyer. It's been his life-long dream for his daughter to work at Adventureland."

Greg Motolla's Adventureland is one of those teen-comedies that actually has heart to it. There are so many elements here we've seen before in other films (nerdy hero, love triangle, weed), but Mottola, who directed the hilarious Superbad and the recent sci-fi homage, Paul, adds a certain honesty and sweetness to the subject matter. This is a film about a teenager's world, and it's not so bright and happy as many would expect. There is pain in Adventureland, and that's one of the film's most strongest assets. It plays on the emotions teenagers go through, and that very element makes it a winner in my eyes.

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johanlefourbe posted a review 2 years, 12 months ago

An average movie

“Like everyone else, I enjoyed 'Superbad' and I was curious to see what Greg Mottola would do next. This time, it is a rather sensitive comedy, not over the top like his previous effort. I really enjoyed how rather subtle the whole thing was directed, they also managed to give a good feeling of this time period and it was just plain and simply a good story. However, even if it did have some potential, I was still not really convinced. The first issue was that Jesse Eisenberg was rather miscast, he looks way too dorky to eventually get a girl like Kristen Stewart. Or then they should have cast a more plain looking girl. Anyway, there was not much chemistry between them. And it was the same thing concerning the relationship between Kristen Stewart and Ryan Reynolds, no chemistry between them ” read more

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