[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…
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.
oh my god, i saw this right when it came out on dvd, when i was like 12 and i thought it was really boring, but rewatching this now, i'd probably say this is one of my new favorite movies.
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…
What a shock,Kristen Stewart shags married man. Yes this might be where she got the idea for her real life infidelity but regardless I think Pattison is a pretty lucky man. (Lets face it she does look like she'd be really dirty?)
I digress. Adventureland is a comedy set back in 1987 when Mark Zuckerberg, sorry Jesse Eisenberg, takes a summer job at an amusement park. Another of these coming-of-age comedy-dramas this one has a tight script and two good central performances. Eisenberg is utterly convincing as the geeky virgin and Stewart as the femme fatale gives a come and get it vibe that enthrals him. As predictable as Mottola normally is this relationship doesn't run smoothly and the pay-off is worth waiting for. Quirky and offbeat,Ryan Reynolds,Bill Hader and Kirsten Wiig add some comedic class to proceedings.
"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…
Extra star for a kickass soundtrack
Una película con un personaje llamado Frigo no puede ser mala. Jamás.
A partir de aquí y ahora, una de mis comedias preferidas. Absolutely amazing.
I love it when when young people talk like young people in movies. I love it when a director respects the emotional complexity of youth. Youth may be naive at times, but smart individuals like the leads of this film wish to grasp the situations that abound them and cause them turmoil. Adventureland is ultimately a sweet, funny, and touching story that seeks to understand the youth at its centre. Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg are wonderful as the two leads, and their charisma, talents, and chemistry really shine through.
Enquanto continuarem fazendo filmes de jovens cheios de clichês e referências à cultura Pop, eu continuarei assistindo e achando tudo incrível. É mais uma daquelas histórias sem nada de especial, mas que acaba sendo absolutamente encantadora.
Loved the soundtrack.
What a different comedy movie. This was very funny movie. But at points it was a bit over the top serius and the chemistry between Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart was ok I guess. Kristen Stewart was a bit distracting because she acted as she acts in twilight and thats wooden no emotions whats so ever i think that's such a poor casting choice that ruined the movie the scene where she screams at Paige Carlyle Howards
character was like what are you doing just stop. And stop touching your hair in every movie but in her defense she was funny at times. Jesse Eisenberg was great in the movie super funny. Ryan Reynolds,Margarita Levieva, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and…
Meh. It was just... meh.
god this is boring, one extra star for kristen stewart tho
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
Not necessarily "Romcoms" that's a generalisation but Romance movies more along the lines of these that gave off similar vibes…