“Adventureland” is a fine film about the angst young people of both genders feel as they transition from dependent to independent adults. The age factor in this movie takes a while to get use to; these are not high school students, they are in their early twenties and the audience has to stay aware of that.
They drink liquor in bars, use strong language and engage in crude sexual episodes, but they are not children.
They are very interesting to watch as they try to sort out their futures, while being a little too mature for their summer jobs at the local amusement park.
The acting is just wonderful and I want to list names that will mean nothing to you now, but
there are future Academy Award winners in this cast:
KRISTEN STEWART OF TWILIGHT - THE HUMAN GIRLFRIEND OF THE VAMPIRE
WENDIE MALICK - OF TELEVISION'S "JUST SHOOT ME."
JACK GILPIN - ONE OF THOSE ACTORS YOU SEE EVERY WHERE AND NEVER KNOW THEIR NAME
The story line drifts at times, get unfocused for a while and is not as strong as the cast, but this is worth seeing – it is the type of film you should leave the television off and go to see at the theatre.
I DON'T THINK A BLACK PERSON SPEAKS A SINGLE WORD IN THIS FILM -- THIS IS THE PITTSBURGH AREA -- I THINK THAT IS ODD.