By Chris Nashawaty
Updated November 06, 2009 at 05:00 AM EST

If good intentions mattered, writer-?director Brant Sersen’s small-town indie about an awkward Seth Meyers look-alike (Thomas Middleditch) falling for a cool, tattooed carny girl (Rachael Taylor) would get an A. But Splinterheads, which aims to be a quirkier Adventureland, never rises above mildly amusing. A supporting cast of oddballs (Jason Mantzoukas’ intense magician The Amazing Steve) and a few familiar faces (hey, Lea Thompson!) aren’t enough to keep you from forgetting about the movie the second you walk out of the theater. B-

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