Jesse Eisenberg (James Brennan) Kristen Stewart (Emily
Lewin), Ryan Reynolds (Mike Connell), Martin Starr (Joel), Bill Hader (Bobby), Kristen Wiig (Paulette)
A surprisingly decent watch, set in the summer of 1987 and
following a group of teenagers who take up seasonal jobs at an amusement park.
The works incredibly well as a nostalgic throwback to John
Hughes-style teen flicks of the 1980's, with a soundtrack choc-a-block with personal favourites.
It's a shame that Kristen Stewart is the female lead, she
often struggles to act well enough to walk across a room convincingly, although to her credit, she's less irritating in this than in the majority of the other films in which she's appeared.
The rest of the cast are fine, most doing their usual schtick for a script which doesn't require much else. Certainly worth a watch if you grew up during the 80's and need a little nostalgia
Did You Know:
Director Greg Mottola originally planned to shoot the
movie in the real Adventureland park (based in Iowa), but later decided against it since the park had changed so drastically since he had worked there.
Award Wins & Nominations:
MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:
Nominations: 1 (Best Screenplay - Original)
New York Online Film Critics (Top 10 Films of the