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Back to the Drawing Board: Alien Spoof Goes Poof

A disappointment from start to finish, Greg Mottola's alien spoof comedy is dead on arrival.
City Pulse  |  Cole Smithey  |  03-14-2011  |  Reviews

'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

'Superbad': Nerd Mentalitynew

Three young men scheme their way toward social acceptance, popularity and maybe even female companionship.
Gambit  |  Rick Barton  |  09-05-2007  |  Reviews

'Superbad,' and Very Goodnew

Could producer/director Judd Apatow be the next Hal Ashby?
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  08-22-2007  |  Reviews

'Superbad': An Underachieving Teen Comedynew

The film is a surprisingly bitter and limited movie with a broad, bristly mean streak.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Addison Engelking  |  08-21-2007  |  Reviews

'Superbad' Boysnew

Talking shop with the stars of the new comedy.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Matt Prigge  |  08-20-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Greg Mottola's Geek Lovenew

The Superbad director puts his own spin on the Judd Apatow school of emo-raunch filmmaking.
L.A. Weekly  |  Joshuah Bearman  |  08-17-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

'Superbad': It Happened One Nightnew

What earns the film a place alongside American Graffiti, Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Dazed and Confused in the pantheon of evergreen high school movies is its sweet, soulful vulnerability.
L.A. Weekly  |  Scott Foundas  |  08-17-2007  |  Reviews

'Superbad': Arrested Development Forevernew

Lately, Judd Apatow and his buddies have been making comedies for a certain age group, not ones for the ages -- luckily, this one comes a little closer.
Austin Chronicle  |  Shawn Badgley  |  08-17-2007  |  Reviews

'Superbad': Virgin Springersnew

The retro side of this 1970s tribute teen comedy is deliberate, with its star-wipes and Urban Outfitter-style graphics in the title sequence -- but its attitudes are a lot more retro than it looks, even.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Richard von Busack  |  08-17-2007  |  Reviews

'Superbad': Seth and Evan Go to the Mini-martnew

The R rating comes from the language, an almost non-stop flurry of F-bombs and sexual references that sounds like Kevin Smith's Jay and Silent Bob having an argument with characters from a David Mamet play.
INDY Week  |  Zack Smith  |  08-16-2007  |  Reviews

'Superbad': Hormonal Hilaritynew

The team behind Knocked Up and The 40 Year Old Virgin have created a teen-comedy gem.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  08-16-2007  |  Reviews

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