Adventureland
Filmfest 2009

Inspired by writer/director Greg Mottola's own true-life job-from-hell experience, Adventureland stars Jesse Eisenberg as an uptight recent college graduate who discovers that he'll have to get a degrading minimum-wage job at a local amusement park instead of spending his summer drinking German beer, visiting world-class museums, and flirting with cute French girls. It's the summer of 1987, and James Brennan has just graduated college. James is all set to embark on his dream tour of Europe when his parents suddenly announce that they won't be able to subsidize the trip. Now the only things James has to look forward to this summer are sugar-fueled children, belligerent dads, and an endless parade of giant stuffed animals. When James strikes up a relationship with captivating co-worker Em, however, he finally starts to loosen up. Suddenly, the worst summer ever doesn't seem quite so bad. Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

tags: Feature film

Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Stewart, Martin Starr, Margarita Levieva

Credits

Director: Greg Mottola