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Adventureland (2009)

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“Jesus Fucking Christ! They play this song like 20 times a day!”

A guy that has just graduated college, goes to work at the worst thing imaginable: at an run-down amusement park. It’s engaging because of the characters, and yes Kristen Stewart is watchable (might I say good?) in this film unlike most others I’ve seen with her. Ryan Reynolds helps for the hotness factor, and Jesse Eisenberg is proving once more his talent in this role as the main character. It’s a touching coming-of-age story set in the likes of an amusement park; it quickly becomes a funny, sweet, authentic and thoroughly enjoyable film. I was extremely hesitant when first starting on this film (mainly because of Stewart) but I was quickly put to ease and was loving the witty vibe that this movie captures. The trailer and plot summaries simply don’t do this movie justice for the weird dynamics created, and moments seized as a great film. Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader compliment the film with their small roles and help this film reach it’s comedic height, and the best part is honestly that it’s just a quick paced enjoyable watch. Their characters are representative of the weird small characters found at this run-down amusement park. I actually rewatch this film quite a lot during the summer because its easy to watch and puts me in a good mood.

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