Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Movie Review: Adventureland

Adventureland is a good mix of teen comedy and drama. Set in 1987 James Brennan (played by Jesse Eisenberg) is just leaving high school, looking forward to college. But his parents are short on money, so he picks up a job at the local theme park. There he meets a unique cast of characters including Bobby the manager (played by Bill Hader, Superbad), co-worker Joel (Martin Starr, also in Superbad) and Mike Conell (a shady guy played by Ryan Reynolds, Waiting...).
But James sets his eyes on Emily Lewin (played by Kristen Stewart, Twilight) and they begin a relationship.
The acting is fine, mostly because of a good supporting cast. I think Kristen did well for one of her first movies and Jesse also did well for one of his first big movies as well. The story moved at a good pace and it wasn't raunchy like most teen comedies are. A little moreso than Juno.
Acting: 7/10
Story: 7/10
Atmosphere: 8/10
Overall: 7.5/10
Rated 14A (ONT) R (USA) I liked it
P.S. Why do I always mix Ryan Reynolds with Dane Cook?

1 comment:

Babygirlqt18 said...

I saw this movie on tv(movies on demand) but it was a great movie i thought anyway!