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ADVENTURELAND by Greg Mottola

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James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg) had been looking forward to a trip to Europe and then the Columbia University in New York after his graduation from college. But sudden financial problems of his parents means no financial support from them – so no trip to Europe, instead James has to find a job to finance his academic education. With no work experience and a comparative literature major his options are limited – the only man willing to give him a job is Bobby (Bill Hader), the manager of local amusement park Adventureland.

Adventureland is a classic coming-of-age story about real people in the real world (well, the real world of 1987), the first job, first love and a big adventure in everyday life. Brilliantly scripted, directed and acted, it’s a nostalgic peek into the life of a couple of adolescents in the 1980s, where there were no mobile phones, no internet, and you didn’t call a bunch of psychologists, the cops and the news because of each bagatelle. Adventureland is a world apart from it’s modern hip counterparts like American Pie or similar gross-out comedies, but just like Pie, it’s an instant classic.

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