• Adventureland (2009)


Release Date: April 3rd, 2009

DVD Release Date: August 25th, 2009

R |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

It's the summer of 1987, and recent college grad James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg) can't wait to begin his long-anticipated dream trip to Europe. Unfortunately, James' plans come to a screeching halt when his parents announce that they are unable to subsidize his trip. Forced to take a job at the local amusement park, James prepares for the worst summer ever, until he finds love with a captivating co-worker named Em (Kristen Stewart).

Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Martin Starr, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Margarita Levieva, Jack Gilpin, Josh Pais

Director: Greg Mottola

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: This Is That Productions, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Offbeat, Mother, Growing up, Love interest, 1980s, Friend, New York City, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    With a keen affection for his own formative years, filmmaker Greg Mottola has crafted a funny and spunky amusement show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Mixes the intimate, indie vibe of "Daytrippers" with the absurdist screwball streak of "Superbad," to winning effect. show more

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    There's no shortage of felicitous lines or interesting performances, yet the movie, like the amusement park of its title, feels constructed from familiar parts. show more

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