Adventureland
Adventureland (2009)

Inspired by writer/director Greg Mottola's own true-life job-from-hell experience, Adventureland stars The Education of Charlie Banks' Jesse Eisenberg as an uptight recent college graduate who discovers that he'll have to get a… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 25, 2009
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
89%
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User Score
60%



Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Full of humor and nostalgia, Adventureland is a sweet, insightful coming-of-age comedy that will resonate with teens and adults alike.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

As a sweet-natured character comedy - and a subtle exercise in generic boundary-pushing - this is a real charmer.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

The youths of Superbad were a little bit younger, a little more likable, their dirty-virgin wit more hilarious [than in Adventureland].

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

It's a film of overwhelming goodwill. You'll like everyone in this movie, and you'll leave the theater thinking they would probably like you too.

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David Denby
New Yorker

The story is semi-autobiographical, but has a gentler touch than his prior work on Superbad, and certainly relies less on slapstick episodes.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Adventureland isn't as clever as Kicking, and not nearly as hilarious as Superbad, but it's still a sweet little memory ache, a Proustian cookie co-flavored with semiotics and Whitesnake.

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Neil Pond
American Profile

The messages -- about silver linings in lousy jobs, the collision of hormones and heartstrings, and the adventure of discovering who you really are and what you really want -- ring honest and true, for any era.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Audiences expecting another dumb wallow will be startled, and I hope enlivened, by this movie's core of feeling.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Adventureland earns its edge-of-adulthood sweetness and has characters with real hearts under their goofy T-shirts.

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Eric Goldman
IGN Movies

Adventureland is ultimately an interesting but flawed mixture of Mottolla's early indie sensibility (The Daytrippers) with some of the more mainstream teen comedy elements of Superbad.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
A movie set in the 80's some interesting charters with deent acting from Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. Watching this though looked Stewart channeled… More
Lanning : )
A beautiful little movie about growing up and finding your first true love. I know, aren't there about a kazillion movies about this subject. Yes there… More
Manu Gino
Nothing brings people together like a crappy summer job. Saw it again! Great Movie! To me this movie really touched me and I felt like a kid again seeing this… More
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Matthew Samuel Mirliani
A beautiful, well-written and well-filmed comedy that features impressive performances from Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. Between the intimate… More
Louis Rogers
Actually a pretty remarkable film: genuinely funny and touching, with believable characters and the right level of caricature to keep it real, but make it feel… More

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