[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…
"Adventureland" was a pleasant surprise. I didn't know exactly what to expect going into it. Being from the director of "Superbad" and "Paul" I kinda expected a raunchy comedy that relied mostly on sex and other types of typical humor we've seen from movies of this type.
But what I ended up getting was almost like a long lost John Hughes movie. The film follows Lex Luthor in the eighties who finds out his parents are moving to a new town and are low on funds to help him move out. So now he must go to Flint Lockwood with an awesome eighties mustache and Kristin Wiig to work at an amusement park where he also runs up with Mr.…
As a super-high-concept slasher movie in which the slasher fails to show up and the movie just lives out its life until it dies of old age this is kind of brilliant.
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.
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'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…
I don't know why I love this movie so much. It's not that great. It's just an okay film, but for some reason I think it's awesome. I just love watching it. It's super chill and cool to me. I haven't seen it in a while and thought I could use a refresher so....
If you want a coming of age comedy, Adventureland is reliable. It gets the job done in a more-or-less okay fashion.
There's really not that much else to say.
I completely and utterly regret not seeing this when it first came out.
Holy shit this is great! A great coming of age story and a critical introspect on love, capitalism, and ideology.
One of the best 80's films to come out in the 2000's.
Not really my thing. It's some kind of mumblecore-esque rom com, mixed with a bad early 2000s sex comedy. Eisenberg and Stewart are like able enough, but the script is too riddled with cliches to make this an enjoyable time.
Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart forever please.
lovin u is (complicated)
Instead of spending the summer after his college graduation backpacking through Europe due to family money troubles, James is forced to move back home to Pittsburgh and take a mindless job at an amusement park. While there he quickly makes no friends and catches the attention of Em, who is also having a rough summer. As the season turns love, laughter, and a fair share of heart break is in store for the employees at Adventureland...nothing in this park is free.
Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart...on their own I can't stand them, but something happens when they come together on screen and I can't stop watching. Maybe it's because each of their naturally awkward personas just mesh together I don't…
As heartfelt and charming Adventureland probably intends itself to be, much of the film is just not that interesting in my opinion. The story is formulaic, the characters are familiar and the laughs are mostly few in far between.
i love my gf kristen stewart
Here are some double/triple features that I either came up with or stole from the internet. I love the idea…
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