"We pay little Malaysian kids 10 cents a day to make these toys, we can’t just give them away."
Nothing less than five stars for the movie that introduced me to Lou Reed.
This was my second viewing of this film, I saw it for the first time about 4 years ago. I am a sucker for coming of age movies. And boxing movies, but that's not relevant to this. However, there is some punching in this, but I digress. The problem that Adventureland had, was the branding. I recall that the trailers wanted to make you think that it was the next Superbad type sex comedy. And it just isn't. Thankfully. It…
Yet another movie I hadn't seen for some reason. It's cute, in a very Scott Pilgrim way (but way less cool obviously). I like Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart a lot, and having Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig there was a bonus. This was okay.
Adventureland didn't manage to combine comedy and drama - the tone changed dramatically from Apatow-esque humor scenes to very intense scenes where you were supposed to feel the pain the two leads are going through.
This didn't work for me at all, plus I don't particularly care for Jesse Eisenberg's style of acting, nor do I like Kristen Stewart's half-open-mouth-and-biting-her-lip routine. Ryan Reynolds didn't fit into the cast at all, he stuck out like a sore thumb.
The plot is…
I watched this film because I have good memories of it and I am a Jessie Eisenberg fan.
This film is good. Not amazing but good and it offers some humour and some romance and doesn't take itself too seriously. If you want an awkward young adult trying to get on in life whilst winning over the beautiful girl then this is a film for you. Bill Hader, there isn't enough of, but when he is there is excellent as…
A funny, enjoyable film, with many good actors.
It's a bit predictable, sure.
And it's a bit cheesy.
But what really makes the film the most amount of meh, is...
Oh my gosh. I mean, I'd heard rumors about her expressionlessness. But I'd also seen her express emotion in films at times.
In this... she is so immensely dull, all the way through. So yeah, she kind of…
Fuck you haters, Kristin Stewart is sexy and aloof and perfectly cast. I hope she finds a career where she doesn't show up on Huffington Post every other motherfucker.
There are moments of truth in this film - that in between 'what the hell am I going to with my life' stage. However overall it was utterly average. It felt as aimless as the young people that it depicted.