Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Fading quickly from theaters is the new coming of age comedy, "Adventureland". This film had "summer flick" written all over it and the studio releases it in March? Well, the good news is the DVD will be out in time for a hot summer night.
From the director of "Superbad", comes this really sweet coming of age story that takes place in the summer of 1987 at an amusement park called obviously, "Adventureland". The period is captured beautifully by the clothes, makeup, attitude and great '80's soundtrack. Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart star and are both completely natural in their roles. The film also features Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig from Saturday Night Live and while they are always fun to watch, they are both wasted in underwritten roles. Ryan Reynolds also co-stars as the "hunk" employee with a secret.
The film doesn't have the same madcap moments of "Superbad" but it does capture the friendships and natural rhythms of its young cast in a comedy that will probably evoke memories of your own summer loves and low end jobs.