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Adventureland

A movie released April 03, 2009

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More drama than Comedy. But still enjoyable

  • Sep 26, 2010
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I watched this expecting a comedy but got a Teen Romance drama instead. While Adventureland has its moments I was a little dissapointed by the lack of funny. But not enough to not enjoy this movie.
When a collage graduate has to cancel his dream vacation and get a job at a tacky amusement park he slowly begins to realise that life has away of turning tge tables on you sometimes for the better.

The acting in Adventureland was top notch. By the middle of the film you genuinely feel for the characters and the predicaments they find themselves in. 
 

More drama than Comedy. But still enjoyable More drama than Comedy. But still enjoyable More drama than Comedy. But still enjoyable More drama than Comedy. But still enjoyable

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review by . January 19, 2011
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Adventureland is a 2009 comedy-drama written and directed by Greg Mottola, director of Superbad.  It's a winning look at the pleasures and frustrations of dead-end jobs and teenage kicks as viewed through a filter of mid-‘80s pop culture. The underutilized and always watchable Jesse Eisenberg is a sheltered, introspective New York college grad who discovers that his parents’ financial woes will not only quash his dream of a summer in Europe but require a move to Pittsburgh, where he lands a job at a dilapidated amusement park. There, he’s thrown in with a motley crew of eccentrics, small-town types and a few genuine free spirits, most notably co-worker Em, whose complicated past proves irresistible to his repressed psyche.
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Director: Greg Mottola
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 03, 2009
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 1hr 46min
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