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'Adventureland': The Best Worst Job Evernew

Adventureland is only part comedy. The laughs are there, though subtler and gentler than you might expect, but Greg Mottola's new film has a surprising sweetness.
Eugene Weekly  |  Molly Templeton  |  04-09-2009  |  Reviews

Jesse Eisenberg Shines in Realistic, Funny Coming-of-Age Flicknew

Eisenberg is like a dramatic version of Michael Cera, and with Adventureland he really gets to show off his dramatic range, which goes from A all the way to those made-up letters from Dr. Seuss' On Beyond Zebra!.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  04-02-2009  |  Reviews

'Adventureland' Finds Charm in the Mysteries of Pittsburghnew

Flashing back to the '80s, the charming coming-of-age comedy Adventureland sets up tension between Falco and Lou Reed to convey the crossroads facing its young heroes.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  04-01-2009  |  Reviews

Greg Mottola Remembers the Mysteries of Pittsburghnew

When it's not sidetracked by clowning, Adventureland is finely observed. Its tranquil, forgiving vibe exactly captures how someone who came of age in 1987 Pittsburgh would prefer to remember it. Which is also the movie's problem.
Willamette Week  |  Aaron Mesh  |  04-01-2009  |  Reviews

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