[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Nothing brings people together like a crappy summer job.
In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.
This week has now seen me watch double doses of both Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg. After Zombieland and Welcome To The Rileys I'm obviously a glutton for punishment , but this coming-of-age comedy/drama has a nostalgia factor that seems to endear it to me for some reason.
Let me be honest, I have a thing for Kristen Stewart. Yes I like Twilight, but that's not it. There's something about her, whether it be her morally suspect attitude towards relationships or something slightly seedier, I like her? She's not the greatest actress in the world, but not everyone has the talent of Katherine Hepburn or Cate Blanchett. You work with what you have, and she's done quite well for herself…
A interesting comedy/drama about a bunch of young people trying to figure out which way their lives should go. To earn money during ther summer they take jobs at an amusement park. Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart play the main love interests....while Ryan Reynolds, Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig have supporting roles. The scenes at the amusement park are the funniest....while the drama mostly takes place when they leave the park. Added bonus is the excellent soundtrack with lots of songs from the 1980s.
It find it scary how much I can relate to Adventureland. Its not THAT great of a movie, but it fills me with such a swelling nostalgic feeling that reminds me so much of my teen years that its extremely hard to not smile while watching this movie. I actually worked very briefly at an amusement park with my brother in my (very) early teens. I worked a lot of random summer jobs; pizza parlors, retail stores, firework stands, flea markets, and stuff like that. I knew the feeling of late summer nights, hearing the same songs over and over again, and making new friends very very well. This film makes me feel those old feelings and more.
Based on Greg Mottola's life experiences, Adventureland is an emotionally honest comedy that provides you a good time to relax. There are a lot of clichés and other elements that could have easily turned the film into and unpleasent crap, but sometimes you need clichés in your life and the obsession for weed is not obnoxious at all as it sets the tone for the entire film.
Jesse Eisenberg stars as James Brennan, who has just completed high school and dreams of his trip around Europe. However, when his parents say they have no money, James is forced to cancel the trip, accepting a job at Adventureland—an amusement park—in order to earn some money for college. Yet, what could have…
It's pretty impossible for me not to relate to this film, since I'm currently experiencing what feels like a slow transition from college into adulthood. Since it's based on the experiences the writer/director Gregg Motola had, there's a wealth of truth and depth to this seemingly silly comedy.
James is a guy fresh out of high school who wants to travel Europe and go to Colombia for Journalism… all on his parents' dime. When they tell him they can't afford to support him that way anymore, he takes a shitty summer job at a theme park named Adventureland near home. It's a great period piece since it's set in the 1980's and there are little signifiers to this time period…
"Adventureland" is a low-key coming-of-age drama that blends moments of comedy with recognizable plot points. Anyone who has been to college and found themselves not quite ready to take on the real world after graduation can see themselves in James, the film's protagonist. The film follows him as he navigates the sometimes disappointing, sometimes electrifying world of early adulthood.
James's life hits a roadbump when he is forced to take a job at a Pittsburgh amusement park. There, he meets a host of interesting characters and encounters a host of growth-inducing situations. There is not much in the plot that is fresh, but the story is still resonant. Hearts are broken and lessons are learned; the narrative will hit close…
I would have liked to have seen more Hader and Wiig- they were really good together. Rosenberg is a gem- it remains to be seen whether or not he can play more than one character, but so far it's still funny (see Zombieland). I liked that even the supporting characters were a little more fleshed out than usual for this type of film. Even Reynolds' character is a little sympathetic. And I really liked the ending.
I honestly don't know how I've made it for almost five years without seeing this movie. An excellent summer flick, I'll be the first to admit that I'm a sucker for a good coming of age story. As much as I'm over the privileged teenage boy with a philosophical complex, this movie manages to be awkward in all the right places. I absolutely adored Kristen Stewart's character, and was so glad that it didn't flirt with manic pixie dream girl territory. By the end I really found myself rooting for James, just getting it together and both living for and supporting himself. And of course, Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig brighten up any story.
Never thought I would say this in my life but Kristen Stewart was enjoyable in this film. Her best acting role I would say
For featuring almost no characters I liked, and few actual jokes, it was still a successful comedy.
We enjoyed it. Funny, 80's spot on.
This is called a teen romance comedy, but by pure definition of.other movies of that genre that were out around this time, Adventureland is miles ahead.
The difference with this moboe is that it's real... As in the events here aren't that out there, that it couldn't possibly happen to the average kid: your dad has a demotion and so, you can't go on that fancy European vacation, or yoy just don't have the money for college,.or the girl you like is banging somebody else on the side....
I was kinda cautious when I saw that Kristen Stewart was on this, but she's pretty decent in this... And cute! Eisenberg is is usual twitchy, social network self, but is also…
beautifully directed. martin starr is life
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