Rated R · 106 minutes · 2009

Remember your first time, you know, at an amusement park? Or getting head? Well, you can re-live all of the sticky glory in Adventureland, a very effective coming-of-age movie about a virginal late bloomer (Jesse Eisenberg), the debauched and awkward girl of his dreams (Kristen Stewart) and the magic they make while hanging in the outcast section of 1987. Greg Mottola, who directed the funny but only marginally inventive Superbad, does much better with this, his first writer/director credit. The acting is largely excellent; the script is sensitive and sad; and, except for a recurring joke about getting punched in the penile region, the film is an above-board examination of how the worst summer of your life will be the best summer of your life.
Official Site: www.adventurelandthefilm.com
Director: Greg Mottola
Producer: Ted Hope, Anne Carey, Sidney Kimmel, William Horberg and Bruce Toll
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Martin Starr, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Margarita Levieva, Jack Gilpin, Josh Pais, Wendie Malick, Mary Birdsong, Matt Bush, Paige Howard, Dan Bittner and Ryan Reynolds




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Portland Mercury Fun with Carnies Adventureland is roughly 10 times better than its previews would imply. by Erik Henriksen 04/02/2009
Colorado Springs Independent Dork knight Miramax's trailers promote the film as being from the director of Superbad, Greg Mottola. by Jeff Sneider 04/02/2009
The Coast Halifax Adventureland It's rare that an event represented in a two-hour movie can singlehandedly turn a kid into a grownup. by Mark Palermo 04/09/2009

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