Adventureland

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Inspired by writer/director Greg Mottola's own true-life job-from-hell experience, Adventureland stars The Education of Charlie Banks' Jesse Eisenberg as an uptight recent college graduate who discovers that he'll have to get a degrading minimum-wage... read more
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Inspired by writer/director Greg Mottola's own true-life job-from-hell experience, Adventureland stars The Education of Charlie Banks' Jesse Eisenberg as an uptight recent college graduate who discovers that he'll have to get a degrading minimum-wage job at a local amusement park instead of spending his summer drinking German beer, visiting world-class museums, and flirting with cute French girls. It's the summer of 1987, and James Brennan (Eisenberg) has just graduated college. James is all set to embark on his dream tour of Europe when his parents (Wendie Malick and Jack Gilpin) suddenly announce that they won't be able to subsidize the trip. Now the only things James has to look forward to this summer are sugar-fueled children, belligerent dads, and an endless parade of giant stuffed animals. When James strikes up a relationship with captivating co-worker Em (Kristen Stewart), however, he finally starts to loosen up. Suddenly, the worst summer ever doesn't seem quite so bad.

Original Release

04/03/2009

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Cast

Directors

Greg Mottola

Writers

Greg Mottola

Cast

Martin Starr Joel
Jesse Eisenberg James Brennan
Kristen Stewart Em Lewin
Bill Hader Bobby
Margarita Levieva Lisa P.
Kristen Wiig Paulette
Ryan Reynolds Mike Connell
Kelsey Ledgin Arlene / Arlene (as Kelsey Ford)
Michael Zegen Eric
Ryan McFarland Brad
Jack Gilpin Mr. Brennan
Matt Bush Tommy Frigo
Todd Cioppa Velvet Touch Manager
Stephen Mast Rich
Adam Kroloff Adult Contestant
Wendie Malick Mrs. Brennan
Dan Bittner Pete O'Malley
Josh Pais Mr. Lewin
Mary Birdsong Francy
Paige Howard Sue O'Malley

Producers

William Horberg Executive Producer
Bruce Toll Executive Producer
Sidney Kimmel Producer
Ted Hope Producer
Anne Carey Producer
Declan Baldwin Producer
Scott Ferguson Producer

Editors

Anne McCabe

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