Check This Out: Final Poster for Greg Mottola's Adventureland
by Alex Billington
March 23, 2009
This is a our reminder that Greg Mottola's Adventureland hits theaters on April 3rd, so don't miss it. Miramax has sent over the final poster for the film, which stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Bill Hader, and Ryan Reynolds. I'm going to warn you that this isn't exactly the comedy you may think it is. While Greg Mottola did direct Superbad prior to this, it's much more of a drama about relationships than it is a straight up comedy. Some will find this just as entertaining, while others will be let down. You've been warned! Though in all honesty, it's still a very good film in the end, and most should at least enjoy it.
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.
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
This honestly looks like it will be a good movie. I'm not expecting a side splitting comedy, I'm expecting a comedy with a little tinge of coming of age. And accordingly that is what will be delivered. yay!
Movieraider321 on Mar 23, 2009
Kristen Stewart seems to be popping up everywhere lately. I guess after Into the Wild she got her big break.
peloquin on Mar 23, 2009
Sorry, I'll pass. Why is Ryan Reynolds even in this movie? His purpose?
Greedo the Rodian on Mar 23, 2009
This looks awesome.
Richard on Mar 23, 2009
So it IS based off of the adventureland here on LI? holy crap I thought that was a coincidence. I fuckin love that place
-Peter- on Mar 23, 2009
Haverchuck! If only for Martin Starr I'm interested.
Captain Subtext on Mar 23, 2009
I will be avoiding this one. Right away, the marketing throws Superbad down your throat because it's not going to be able to sell on its quality alone. Even the redband trailer looks bad. It simply looks like jokes that weren't good enough for Superbad... that and the fact that Jesse Eisenberg looks and sounds like a second-rate Michael Cera...
Pvt. Pyle on Mar 23, 2009
That one guy looks exactly like Micheal Cera
????? on Mar 23, 2009
I'm seeing it tomorrow night. 😀
SillySil on Mar 23, 2009
Nice! Saw an early screening, here is my review: http://thefilmstage.com/2009/03/24/early-review-adventureland/
Jordan Raup on Mar 25, 2009
#7 That logic really doesn't make any sense. Look at the Pixar trailers, they all say "From the creators of Toy Story, Finding Nemo etc." and the quality of Pixar's films certainly hasn't gone down. Knocked Up prominently featured the title "From the director of The 40 Year-Old Virgin" and it was the most critically acclaimed comedy of 2007. Most prestige films accentuate the credits of their director or writer. When they say from the creators of it doesn't necessarily mean they are saying this movie will be exactly like the previous one but rather its gives the creator (and therefore the film) credibility.
Johnbo on Mar 25, 2009
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