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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  • John
    Looks like a great comedy. I am looking forward to it.
  • Scamps
    Maybe im crazy but Jessie Eisenberg seems like the poor mans Michael Cera.
  • MichaelBay
    Man, I've been looking forward to this. Very promising. Bill Hader will most likely steal this one.
  • Richard
    Hahaha I cant wait, looks great and Supoerbad has already skyrocketed to my top 25 favorite movies list.
  • Max
    The screenplay is way more dramatic than this trailer.
  • troy
    looks fun, it will be especially popular here in iowa because we have amusement park called Adventureland.
  • there.
  • Taylor
    Oh God I go to this Amusement park all the time, haha!
  • Troy beat me to the punch. As a fellow Iowan, I was going to name check our Adventureland!
  • Darunia
    Of course, he just happens to find a beautiful girl in the middle of freaks. Typical hollywood.
  • Josh
    man, i love how this is filmed at kennywood. i live right by there and didnt even know
  • Steven
    I agree with No. 2.
  • dan
    looks like it's got some good laughs to it.
  • craziemutant
    looks like fun.
  • janet
    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.
  • jason
    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.
  • ewilson131
    Don't ever eat the corn I'm in...
  • ImaginaryVisionary
    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.
  • Jaf
    YAAA Ryan looks like the most random character in that trailer
  • Ali
    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.
  • Deez
    BILL HADER !! This seems Garden State esque. Dramatic with great supporting actors & laughs. Also Little Miss Sunshine.
  • The_Phantom
    Haha! This looks pretty funny!
  • JL
    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.
  • Looks real bad.
  • Darrin
    this looks like Waiting meets some dramatic film.
  • big r
    I live right up the street from Adventureland here on long island. This looks fun!
  • max
    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!
  • Alice
    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!!!!!
  • LeeMan
    how do you bill hader and kristen wiig in here and not cast Andy samberg as the lead actor?!
  • natasha
    FINALLY! martin star with a real role! i can't wait!
  • Al
    MEH'...Bill Hader looks good....plot looks good...wheres the comedy?
  • craziemutant
    who's the chick at -00:17? i was just rewatching the trailer and thought i'd ask this time around.
  • F.C.
    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?
  • craziemutant
    well, F.C., the article says it'll be in theaters on March 27th, 2009.
  • F.C.
    @34 - oh, sorry... kinda missed that section :)
  • annoymous
    i work at the amusement park that this is based on and this movie pretty much sums up my life not gonna lie




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