[NSFW] Adventureland – Whew! Thankfully, No Jonah Hill!


Maybe I’m getting my hopes up but I want to watch this movie. According to the movie synopsis:

A coming-of-age comedy set in the summer of 1987 about an uptight recent college grad (Jesse Eisenberg) who is forced to take a job at a local amusement park when he realizes he can’t afford his dream European vacation.

It’s the summer of 1987, and James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg), an uptight recent college grad, can’t wait to embark on his dream tour of Europe. But when his parents (Wendie Malick and Jack Gilpin) announce they can no longer subsidize his trip, James has little choice but to take a lowly job at a local amusement park. Forget about German beer, world-famous museums and cute French girls-James’ summer will now be populated by belligerent dads, stuffed pandas, and screaming kids high on cotton candy. Lucky for James, what should have been his worst summer ever turns into quite an adventure as he discovers love in the most unlikely place with his captivating co-worker Em (Kristen Stewart), and learns to loosen up.

I remember the summer of 1987. Nothing like being 17 years old, full of hormones and being a complete dork. It was the time of our lives, right before we were going to enter college and we were still getting used to our bodies.

Thankfully, this isn’t a Judd Apatow movie. I remember thinking while watching SuperBad that I thoght it had some ok moments but it wasn’t everything that everyone was raving about. But what is this? Although it isn’t a Judd Apatow movie it is directed by the same guy who directed SuperBad.

Dammit.

Well, at least it doesn’t have Jonah Hill, the fat kid from SuperBad. I really can’t stand the stereotypical fat annoying guy that he normally portrays. Whenever I see him in a move I become pretty stressed and enraged. Hopefully, the cast of Adventureland will discover new actors who can carry the banner for teen angst comedies.