Must Watch: Official Trailer for Greg Mottola's Adventureland

November 21, 2008
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Adventureland Trailer

Miramax has unveiled the trailer for Greg Mottola's Adventureland, a coming-of-age comedy about a recent college grad who takes a nowhere job at a local amusement park. The film is actually based on the real life experiences of director Greg Mottola, who got his big break last year directing Superbad. I've been looking forward to Adventureland for a while and I must say the trailer delivers. It looks exactly like the kind of wonderful coming-of-age comedy I need to warm my spirits given I've been let down by so many comedies recently. Plus I'm a big fan of Jesse Eisenberg and he looks great as this lead in this, too.

Watch the trailer for Adventureland:

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You can also watch the Adventureland trailer in High Definition on MySpace

A comedy set in the summer of 1987 and centered around a recent college grad who takes a nowhere job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.

Adventureland is both written and directed by filmmaker Greg Mottola, of The Daytrippers and Superbad previously. The story is based on Mottola's own experience working at the Adventureland Amusement Park in Long Island. Miramax is debuting Adventureland in theaters everywhere on April 3rd this year.

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Reader Feedback - 36 Comments


Looks like a great comedy. I am looking forward to it.

John on Nov 21, 2008


Maybe im crazy but Jessie Eisenberg seems like the poor mans Michael Cera.

Scamps on Nov 21, 2008


Man, I've been looking forward to this. Very promising. Bill Hader will most likely steal this one.

MichaelBay on Nov 21, 2008


Hahaha I cant wait, looks great and Supoerbad has already skyrocketed to my top 25 favorite movies list.

Richard on Nov 21, 2008


The screenplay is way more dramatic than this trailer.

Max on Nov 21, 2008


looks fun, it will be especially popular here in iowa because we have amusement park called Adventureland.

troy on Nov 21, 2008



xerxex on Nov 21, 2008


Oh God I go to this Amusement park all the time, haha!

Taylor on Nov 21, 2008


Troy beat me to the punch. As a fellow Iowan, I was going to name check our Adventureland!

Tom Brazelton on Nov 21, 2008


Of course, he just happens to find a beautiful girl in the middle of freaks. Typical hollywood.

Darunia on Nov 21, 2008


man, i love how this is filmed at kennywood. i live right by there and didnt even know

Josh on Nov 21, 2008


I agree with No. 2.

Steven on Nov 21, 2008


looks like it's got some good laughs to it.

dan on Nov 21, 2008


looks like fun.

craziemutant on Nov 21, 2008


This looks like so much fun. I definitely do not miss the old crappy jobs of my youth but man talk about good memories. I'm excited for this.

janet on Nov 21, 2008


that's not really Adventureland. Boo!!! The Adventureland the movie is based on is the one on Long Island, which sucks, but, hey, it's an amusement park. Movie looks okay, I want to see more.

jason on Nov 21, 2008


Don't ever eat the corn I'm in...

ewilson131 on Nov 21, 2008


Yeah this looks great. Kind of along the lines of Waiting and Office Space. I worked at Disney for two years so a lot of this looks awfully familiar, and true to form.

ImaginaryVisionary on Nov 21, 2008


YAAA Ryan looks like the most random character in that trailer

Jaf on Nov 21, 2008


Looks fuckin retarded, yet another flick about the world of liquor, weed and a teenage boy who wants/gets to get laid, I bet Seth Rogan makes a cameo in this shit. Go fuck yourself Hollywood.

Ali on Nov 21, 2008


BILL HADER !! This seems Garden State esque. Dramatic with great supporting actors & laughs. Also Little Miss Sunshine.

Deez on Nov 21, 2008


Haha! This looks pretty funny!

The_Phantom on Nov 21, 2008


I'm with #3 MichaelBay on this one, Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig are definitely going to be scene stealers in this. Like Jane Lynch in Role Models.

JL on Nov 21, 2008


Looks real bad.

Ryan on Nov 21, 2008


this looks like Waiting meets some dramatic film.

Darrin on Nov 21, 2008


I live right up the street from Adventureland here on long island. This looks fun!

big r on Nov 21, 2008


Looks pretty good. I was surprised on how Superbad wasnt as stupid as f.e. American Pies.. Pretty smart jokes (at least some :P). Cant wait for this one! But as #2 said, that Jesse dude is no Michael Cera! But tbh i thought he was Michael Cera haha ;D until i looked at the cast!

max on Nov 22, 2008


Jesse E was making movies before anyone heard of Michael Cera. He's the neurotic smart new york kid -- not the sweet goofy canadian that michael cera is. I love Jesse!!!!!

Alice on Nov 22, 2008


how do you bill hader and kristen wiig in here and not cast Andy samberg as the lead actor?!

LeeMan on Nov 22, 2008


FINALLY! martin star with a real role! i can't wait!

natasha on Nov 22, 2008


MEH'...Bill Hader looks good....plot looks good...wheres the comedy?

Al on Nov 22, 2008


who's the chick at -00:17? i was just rewatching the trailer and thought i'd ask this time around.

craziemutant on Nov 23, 2008


I've actually worked at an amusement park in the Games department myself and this looks awfully familiar! i'll watch this when it is out. BTW, when it's out?

F.C. on Nov 24, 2008


well, F.C., the article says it'll be in theaters on March 27th, 2009.

craziemutant on Nov 24, 2008


@34 - oh, sorry... kinda missed that section 🙂

F.C. on Nov 25, 2008


i work at the amusement park that this is based on and this movie pretty much sums up my life not gonna lie

annoymous on Dec 29, 2008

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