#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In 1987, James Brennan’s dreams of a summer European tour before studying at an Ivy League school in New York City are ruined after his parents have a severe career setback. As a result, James must get a summer job to cover his upcoming expenses at the decrepit local amusement park, Adventureland, where he falls in love with a witty co-worker, Emily Lewin. In that bizarrely shady workplace, the young carnies have unforgettable and painful learning experiences about life, love and trust while James discovers what he truly values.
Plot: In the summer of 1987, a college graduate 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.
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Eisenberg and Stewart shine!
Adventureland was a lot better film than I anticipated. The summary sounds incredibly boring, which it is. There is really no excitement or anything overly engaging about the film. However, Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, and the rest of the cast make for an interesting story. Their characters are really well developed and how all of them mesh together during a summer of non-fun in the 1980’s is intriguing. Eisenberg and Stewart play the same exact roles they do in every single film I’ve ever seen them in. Eisenberg is a neurotic but witty guy with self-esteem issues and Stewart is a beautiful but troubled young woman with emotional issues. They definitely don’t go outside the box for their roles but they have mastered their niche archetypes. All-in-all, this isn’t the most entertaining movie around but it has a certain charm to it. The characters feel real, the music takes you back in time to a more pure era, and the story is relatable to just about everyone.
Boring and Cliché
I’m not the type of person to walk out of a movie – in fact, I’ve never done it – but Adventureland made it a challenge to stay in the theater in a way that few films do.
Let me preface this by saying that I hadn’t seen any previews or heard much about Adventureland, so I wasn’t expecting a Superbad-esquire romp like many other reviewers apparently did. I didn’t know whether I was going for a comedy, a drama, a coming-of-age flick, or what. I had an open mind, willing to accept whatever I saw, and yet I was incredibly disappointed and confused by the end of it.
Adventureland suffers from having an incredibly cliché plot, the standard awkward boy meets troubled girl fare that we’ve all seen hundreds of times before. From early on in the movie, I was able to figure out exactly where it was going, and at no point was I thrown for a loop. Everything proceeds according to genre conventions. There is nothing new or unexpected here. Additionally, there is a strange fatalistic tone that pervades the movie that manages to be overly serious and depressing without being at all deep.
None of the main characters are in any way likable or believable. A large portion of the plot revolves around the difficulty that Jesse Eisenberg’s character (James) has expressing his affection for Kristen Stewart’s character (Em) and attempting to make the relationship work. I guess this was supposed to be a meaningful story about two misunderstood college kids trying to reach out to each other and looking for love in all the wrong place, blah blah blah. Instead, James comes off as a boring, awkward guy who becomes infatuated with the first girl who gives him any attention; Em never rises above our first impression of her as a cookie-cutter troubled teen who keeps James around for his good weed connection. Because of this, I couldn’t bring myself to care about what happened to either of them.
Too much of this movie seems to be an attempt by the forty-something director Greg Mottola to prove that he can still seem cool to today’s youth. The characters are constantly smoking weed (okay, we get it, they’re cool, introspective kids!) and dropping stereotypical lines to bring attention to it: “This is some GREAT WEED James” or “Man I am SO HIGH.” For some reason this is set in the 1980s, I guess for some sort of faux-cool retro feeling, or maybe just so people can namedrop Lou Reed every ten seconds. Unfortunately, the setting was terribly executed: half of the characters are wearing trendy American Apparel fashion, and Yo La Tengo’s recognizably modern score is jarring when juxtaposed with famous 80’s tunes.
Overall, Adventureland fails on almost every level. The comedy? Terrible. The drama? Played out. The characters? Boring. The acting? Meh. The setting? Poorly executed. Avoid this movie, I don’t know how it is getting such good reviews.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min), 1 hr 47 min (107 min) (Argentina), 1 hr 47 min (107 min) (USA)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Greg Mottola
Writer Greg Mottola
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Martin Starr, Jack Gilpin, Margarita Levieva
Awards 1 win & 4 nominations.
Production Company This Is That Productions, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA, PostWorks, New York (NY), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna 250D 8563, Eterna 500T 8573)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak)