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3,893 Ratings


Directed by Greg Mottola
United States, 2009
Drama, Comedy


In 1987, a recent college grad (Jesse Eisenberg) from a privileged background finds himself forced to take a dead-end summer job at an amusement park, which turns out to be an ideal entrance into the real world.

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Adventureland Directed by Greg Mottola

Critics reviews

Adventureland is a big-hearted movie… When [James and Joel] lament the fact that Herman Melville died broke and unappreciated after writing Moby Dick, it’s a real conversation, couched in idealism and insecurity. And it’s nicely framed by Mottola, who shoots them reclining on a grassy hill at dusk while Jesse’s childhood friend Frigo (Matt Bush) naively re-enacts a Vietnam War firefight—a strangely resonant juxtaposition that scrapes at the sides of something sweetly and ineffably sad.
October 29, 2015
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