[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…
Por algún extraña razón tenía altas, altísimas expectativas de esta película. La había visto por pedacitos cada que la pasaban en la tele y terminó llamándome mucho la atención.
Oh, qué gran decepción.
Kristen Stewart brinda la peor actuación que le he visto -sí, incluso más de hueva que en Crepúsculo- y Jesse Eisenberg nomás no terminó de convencerme. Se siente pesada en muchas partes; tanto, que me tomó casi una semana terminarla.
Ah sí, ese póster es bastante engañoso, Bill Hader y Kristen Wiig salen como diez -brillantes -minutos. Bastante divertidas sus intervenciones pero no deja de ser un desperdicio de talento.
Con todo, tiene uno o dos buenos chistes entre tanto relajo.
Puntos extras por Lisa P.
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A very straightforward coming-of-age romantic dramedy about two twenty-somethings who work together at a seasonal fair.
Jesse Eisenburg and Kristen Stewart both give great performances and share some genuinely nice chemistry. Every character is likable and play their roles very believably. The story is pretty standard but executed well thanks to some nice writing and great pacing.
If re-examining high school loves and losses is your sort of thing, this is for you. Me? I really couldn't care less about a guy stuck in a love triangle with Ryan Reynolds and a girl. Not very funny (therefore putting 'from the director of Superbad' on the poster is misleading, since it's a far more serious movie, which I’ve never seen and never plan to, based on this empty piece), not very emotionally engaging, not very interesting. I can see that it’s not a bad movie, it’s just not for me.
Some directors you know what they are going to put out before they do. There are aesthetics in cinema that sometimes give away a director's idea just by seeing their name attached. Then you have Greg Mottola's Adventureland. A smart, crafty, and sometimes almost too real look at young love and the mistakes made in our early 20s. Mottola directed superbad in 2007 and in that film we saw the side of teenage despiration and need in the form of a much funnier film that was promoted more as an Apatow/Rogen vehicle. Here, in Adventureland there really wasn't a draw from the trailer standpoint as least.
The draw here is the truth of the film. This film was not as…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I have a soft spot for coming-of-age comedies, Martin Starr and basically any line he delivers while doing the tour of the park, Bill Hader, his mustache and his baseball bat, Kristen Wiig, Lou Reed, Rock Me Amadeus, Jesse Eisenberg circa 2009, pipe-smoking, pinball, punches to the testicles as a comic device, Ryan Reynolds as a sad sack, soundtracks that aren't just best-ofs of whatever era the film takes place in, Pittsburgh, yuppies as douches, corn dogs, the stuffed bananas with eye-patches, that horse racing game where you roll a ball to move your horse, pandas (big-ass or otherwise), boner jokes, dumb courage, and yes, Kristen Stewart. (The only thing I saw her in before this was Panic Room, and…
OK teen drama comedy. Jesse Eisenberg is always a pleasure to watch, Kristen Stewart is good too. Bill Hader is really good throughout for a chuckle. Pity the ending is so contrived and plain impossible to believe.
Suena 'Pale Blue Eyes' de The Velvet Underground dos veces.
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- Teen Wolf
- The Breakfast Club
- American Pie
- 21 Grams
- Johnny Got His Gun
- The Ugly Swans
- In the Mood for Love
- Children of the Corn
- 28 Weeks Later
- Welcome to the Dollhouse
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING