Adventureland Reviews

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October 8, 2009
September 11, 2009
Adventureland is reminiscent of indie movies like Breaking Away, Dazed and Confused and Clerks. You could put it another way and say it's not very original. Yet, watching the movie, you're too swept up in James's problems to care.
September 11, 2009
As a sweet-natured character comedy - and a subtle exercise in generic boundary-pushing - this is a real charmer.
September 11, 2009
The whole enterprise is infused with a quality of feeling, an integrity, that is rare in such a commercial film.
September 11, 2009
A tremendously funny and touching coming-of-age story, which he has set in the 1980s with a sprinkling of nicely chosen cultural references.
September 11, 2009
Like all films that strike a chord, you'll find yourself replaying your own memories as the credits roll on a comedy that fires the heart.
April 6, 2009
The story is semi-autobiographical, but has a gentler touch than his prior work on Superbad, and certainly relies less on slapstick episodes.
April 6, 2009
Audiences expecting another dumb wallow will be startled, and I hope enlivened, by this movie's core of feeling.
April 3, 2009
The youths of Superbad were a little bit younger, a little more likable, their dirty-virgin wit more hilarious [than in Adventureland].
April 3, 2009
Adventureland isn't as clever as Kicking, and not nearly as hilarious as Superbad, but it's still a sweet little memory ache, a Proustian cookie co-flavored with semiotics and Whitesnake.
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