Adventureland – DVD Review


We all remember our lame summer jobs. The job that either sucked or blew and, depending on the day, sometimes both. Mine first was working as a lot attendant washing cars at my dad’s car dealership. The next was as a vacuum cleaner salesman (that was so much fun! NOT!).

In the film Adventureland, James (Jesse Eisenberg, The Village) gets a job at a carnival the summer before grad school. What results is an endless parade of zany and quirky co-workers, obnoxious carnival goers, and plenty of language, drug use, and sex.

Written and directed by Greg Mottola (Superbad, an awesome flick!), the film co-stars a huge cast that includes Kristen Stewart (the Twilight saga), Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live), Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me!), Ryan Reynolds (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), and Bill Hader (Forgetting Sarah Marshall). It’s fun and wild times with some of the most eclectic and entertaining carnival workers ever!

The DVD includes “Unrated Special Features,” which include:

Deleted Scenes

Just My Life: The Making of Adventureland

Greg Mottola talks about the genesis of the film, which is based on a real life experience he had working as a carnie.

Feature Commentary – With Writer/Director Greg Mattola and star Jesse Eisenberg

Picture Music Selection

This feature is mentioned on the back of the DVD cover. If you find it on the actual DVD, please leave a comment and let us know where it is.

So, as the summer winds to a close, step right up and try your luck with Adventureland. You’ll be glad you did!

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