Generate a number from 1 to 2999 via:
You can skip movies 10 times but never go back.
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.
"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.…
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…
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…
WHY HAVE I NEVER WATCHED THIS FILM BEFORE?! IT WAS SO GOOD?!
Very powerful performances by Jesse Eisenberg, Martin Starr, Margarita Levieva, Ryan McFarland, and especially Kristen Stewart! These characters are more than meets the eye, very emotionally complex.
They really explored that post high school life of being uncertain and confused and trying new things.
Also, I am all about that 80's aesthetic, which they made in this film without trying too hard.
I JUST REALLY LOVED THIS FILM, OKAY?!
What the hell happened to Greg Mottola?
Looking at his latest release, which I'm honestly so unfazed by I doubt I'll get round to seeing it any time soon, you'd never guess that it was directed by the same guy who put such effort and care into a film like this. Even his other studio assignments (Superbad, Paul) felt a lot more fun and energetic. In fact, if I have any reservations about Adventureland after revisiting it for the first time in almost two and a half years it's that the first half of the film doesn't have anywhere near the same amount of strong emotional engagement as the rest of it does. The humour awkwardly fluctuates in quality throughout,…
Let's be honest - Letterboxd is a pretty shitty website in terms of its film criticism. This place is full to the brim with hacks: a bunch of wannabe Roger Eberts and Pauline Kaels who grandstand with paragraph after paragraph of soulless, repetitive prose that lacks any sense of analysis, honest discussion or entertainment value . All their pieces really do is to serve as excuses for the author to try out that nifty new word they spotted in the synonyms section of Google's dictionary. They constantly churn out these turgid essays, day in, day out , and you know that they think, deep down, that they are brilliant at what they do, but everything they write follows a hideously…
THAT IS ALL.
BUT MAINLY KRISTEN STEWART.
Saw it after a bunch of years and it still holds. Somehow captures a very specific feeling of crisis and being stuck in your twenties,to which I can't not relate. And I added half a star for Martin Star. He's just heartbreaking.
I can't believe it took me this long to finally get around to watching this
I finally connected to this movie and it felt so good. [A]
bill hader and kristen wiig as theme park owners? fun!
Pretty sloppy but also pretty damn enjoyable and free-spirited.
Help me out with this one guys.
"It's Mission Impossible!" is the true peak of cinéma.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…