A coming-of-age comedy set in the summer of 1987 about an uptight recent college grad (Jesse Eisenberg) who is forced to take a job at a local amusement park when he realizes he can't afford his dream European vacation. more
Release DateU.S.Adventureland was released on
Friday, April 3, 2009 Nationwide Release
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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CompaniesMiramax Films & 2 more
Rating MPAAR for language, drug use and sexual references
It's the summer of 1987, and James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg), an uptight recent college grad, can't wait to embark on his dream tour of Europe. But when his parents (Wendie Malick and Jack Gilpin) announce they can no longer subsidize his trip, James has little choice but to take a lowly job at a local amusement park. Forget about German beer, world-famous museums and cute French girls-James' summer will now be populated by belligerent dads, stuffed pandas, and screaming kids high on cotton candy. Lucky for James, what should have been his worst summer ever turns into quite an adventure as he discovers love in the most unlikely place with his captivating co-worker Em (Kristen Stewart), and learns to loosen up.
Trivia & Production Notes
- "Adventureland" was filmed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2007. The film is based on the real life experiences of director Greg Mottola ("Superbad") who once worked at the Adventureland Amusement Park in Long Island.