Yesterday, I decided to go out to purchase and watch ‘Adventureland’ because of a great review. Although I am happy to add this Dvd to my collection, it’s not necessarily a ‘Must Buy’ for me.
The movie takes place at an amusement park, following a post college kid (James Brennan) around as he has no other option than to work at a theme park to save for his trip to NYC as a Grad student at Columbia University. Adventureland you find the antics of those that run the ‘rides’ and ‘games’ he spends the summer with. Boy soon falls in love with girl (Kristen Stewart) and the relationship takes a huge turn. Nothing surprising about the story, it follows a very common formula pretty closely.
Filled with 80’s hits, drugs, alcohol, sex and you have a college frat boy movie. I enjoyed this movie. However, I felt it was lacking in humor and originality. I admit there were a few chuckles here and there, but after seeing ‘I love you, man’ – I was expecting more. I’d recommend seeing, ‘The Wackness’ starring Josh Peck, Olivia Thirlby, and Ben Kingsley before I’d recommend this one.
3 out of 5 babbles
Trailer attached below: