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Adventureland is a american film of genre Comedy directed by Greg Mottola released in USA on 3 april 2009 with Jesse Eisenberg

Adventureland (2009)

Adventureland
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Released in USA 3 april 2009
Length 1h47
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Comedy,    Comedy-drama,    Romantic comedy,    Romance
Rating67% 3.3979053.3979053.3979053.3979053.397905

Adventureland is a 2009 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Greg Mottola, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart and co-starring Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Martin Starr, and Margarita Levieva. The film is set in the summer of 1987 when recent college grad James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg) is making big plans to tour Europe and attend graduate school in pursuit of a career in journalism. However, financial problems force him to look for a summer job instead of traveling abroad, which places him at Adventureland, a run-down amusement park in western Pennsylvania. There he meets Emily Lewin (Kristen Stewart), a co-worker with whom he develops a quick rapport and relationship.

Released on April 3, 2009, the film received mostly positive reviews and earned $17.1 million worldwide at the box office. Adventureland was less successful than Greg Mottola's previous film, the 2007 box-office hit Superbad, with a smaller release on 1,862 screens. It was nominated for "Best Ensemble Cast Performance" at the 19th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards.

Synopsis

In 1987, James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg) has two plans. The first plan is to have a summer vacation in Europe after graduating with a comparative literature degree from Oberlin College. His second plan is to attend a journalism graduate school at Columbia University when his holidays end. A few days after his graduation, his parents (Wendie Malick and Jack Gilpin) advise him to seek a part-time job rather than going to Europe when they unexpectedly announce that financial problems have taken a toll on them and they would be unable to financially support him.

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