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Adventureland

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Adventureland
Abbot Genser

Adventureland

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
106 minutes
Wide Release Date:
04/03/09
performer:
Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Reynolds, Martin Starr
director:
Greg Mottola
distributor:
Miramax
author:
65301
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B+

If a coming-of-age movie is going to work, it’s got to have a killer soundtrack. And Adventureland has ?a honey — the Replacements, Hüsker Dü, the Cure (seriously, buy it!). The movie’s solid too. Jesse Eisenberg makes a bid to be the next ? Michael Cera playing an awkward kid working at a lame amusement park who falls for Twilight‘s Kristen Stewart. Weed is smoked, hearts are crushed, life lessons are learned. In the EXTRAS, director Greg Mottola (Superbad) muses on his own past as a summertime carny on New York’s Long Island. B+

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