• 2009
  • US
  • 1h 46min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Greg Mottola
  • Written by: Greg Mottola
  • Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Martin Starr, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig
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Part fish-out-of-water comedy, part coming-of-age tale, Mottola's sweet and funny character driven, clearly biographical 'Adventureland', is a film out of its time, both literally and culturally. Unexpectedly forced to find a summer job, graduate James ends up as a coconut shy boy at the decrepit local amusement park in his hometown of Pittsburgh. Full of the insane and unemployable, it turns out to be quite a ride for the sheltered James.

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