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Old 11-22-08, 11:53 PM   #1
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Adventureland (Mottola, 2009)

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The film, set in the summer of 1987, concerns an uptight recent college grad who is forced to take a minimum wage job at the local amusement park after realizing he can't afford his dream European tour. The experience helps him to loosen up a bit as he finds first love, forms new friendships and matures just in time to enter the real world in the fall.
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Old 11-23-08, 02:04 AM   #2
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Boo...

I thought this was going to be another Disney attraction turned epic.
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Old 11-23-08, 02:27 AM   #3
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If this is rated R, it really needs a red band trailer.

It feels like a mix between Superbad and Wet Hot American Summer, but you know, without the funny.
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Old 11-23-08, 11:19 AM   #4
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Ill watch it. The trailer looked good
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Old 11-23-08, 12:20 PM   #5
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I'll see it just for Ryan Reynolds.
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Old 11-23-08, 04:11 PM   #6
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I think it looks good. They should have just casted Michael Cera though, instead of this obvious Cera-esque kid.
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Old 11-24-08, 02:38 PM   #7
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Looks good. I'm there
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Old 11-24-08, 03:21 PM   #8
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looks very funny and I like Jesse Eisenburg, he was good in Roger Dodger and Squid and the Whale.
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Old 11-24-08, 07:42 PM   #9
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Mixed feelings, but I'll probably see it.
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Old 11-24-08, 08:02 PM   #10
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Nothing particularly funny about that trailer for me.
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Old 11-24-08, 08:26 PM   #11
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Nothing particularly funny about that trailer for me.
I believe it's supposed to be more of a Outside Providence-type dramedy than a pure teen comedy.
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Old 12-05-08, 08:04 AM   #12
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Looks like it's going to Sundance ...

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* "Adventureland," directed and written by Greg Mottola, stars Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds and Bill Hader in the story of a college grad who gets a job at an amusement park. A Miramax release.
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Old 03-09-09, 02:01 PM   #13
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Re: Adventureland (Mottola, 2009)

I loved the red band trailer. Really looking forward to this one. Personally I can't stand Cera's terrible acting, so I'm more than willing to give this kid a shot. Hader, Starr and Reynolds all were great in the trailers I saw.
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Old 03-09-09, 02:10 PM   #14
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Re: Adventureland (Mottola, 2009)

doesn't look like anything special. almost like i've seen this stuff before and Ryan Reynolds looks just so out of place.
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Old 03-09-09, 02:23 PM   #15
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Re: Adventureland (Mottola, 2009)

Red band trailer looked pretty funny -- will likely check this out.
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Old 03-09-09, 02:57 PM   #16
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Re: Adventureland (Mottola, 2009)

Any other Long Islander's here? There's an amusement park here named Adventureland. It's a small piece of crap but if you grew up on LI chances are you've spent a fair amount of your youth at Adventureland. I doubt there's any real connection (I'd check but I can't access the trailer or IMDB at work). I may watch the movie soley because of the name.
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Old 03-10-09, 12:02 PM   #17
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Re: Adventureland (Mottola, 2009)

Nothing in the trailer really seemed '1987' to me... seems like another supposedly retro movie that tries to play off nostalgia by throwing in a few vaguely 80s touches, with no care as to what part of the decade they are actually sampling from. It's like a 2009 teenager's idea of what the 80s were like.
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Old 03-10-09, 02:48 PM   #18
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Re: Adventureland (Mottola, 2009)

Matthew Star was signing autographs at Wondercon a few weeks ago for this movie.
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Old 03-10-09, 03:23 PM   #19
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Re: Adventureland (Mottola, 2009)

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Any other Long Islander's here? There's an amusement park here named Adventureland. It's a small piece of crap but if you grew up on LI chances are you've spent a fair amount of your youth at Adventureland. I doubt there's any real connection (I'd check but I can't access the trailer or IMDB at work). I may watch the movie soley because of the name.
There's an Adventureland in Des Moines too. I haven't been there in 15 years or so.
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Old 04-03-09, 05:39 AM   #20
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Re: Adventureland (Mottola, 2009)

this is getting really good reviews. 86% with 74 at RT. anyone see this yet?
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Old 04-03-09, 08:07 AM   #21
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Re: Adventureland (Mottola, 2009)

I really want to. It got a great write up here. Hopefully this will be another sleeper hit for Greg Mattola and crew.
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Old 04-03-09, 04:19 PM   #22
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Re: Adventureland (Mottola, 2009)

I really want to see this movie. It got an awesome review that I read on CHUD, giving the movie a 9 out of 10. That is pretty impressive.
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Old 04-03-09, 07:41 PM   #23
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Re: Adventureland (Mottola, 2009)

I saw an advanced screening. It is a good movie. I went into it expecting VERY little, as the trailer left me underwhelmed, but I was pleasantly surprised.

I for one, am glad they did not cast Cera in the role; I honestly don't think he would have fit the role and the tone of the movie. It is indeed a comedy, but there is a lot of 'drama' as well.

The cast works well together: Eisenberg, Starr, Hader,and Reynolds are all excellent. Stewart is the weakest link for sure, but doesn't drag it down too much.

I went in expecting a knock-off of Superbad, etc. and ended up finding a more serious and driven movie than I had expected. If you get a chance to check it out, I suggest you do.
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Old 04-04-09, 10:29 AM   #24
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Re: Adventureland (Mottola, 2009)

Saw it last night and enjoyed it quite a bit. There are several very funny moments.
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Old 04-04-09, 11:04 AM   #25
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Re: Adventureland (Mottola, 2009)

Box Office Mojo's Friday estimates:

$2,175,000 (fuck....), it's also at 6th place on the charts behind Knowing
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