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Plot[ edit ] In , James Brennan plans to have a summer vacation in Europe after graduating with a comparative literature degree from Oberlin College and to attend a journalism graduate school at Columbia University when his summer ends. A few days after his graduation, his parents advise him to seek a part-time job rather than going to Europe when they unexpectedly announce that financial problems have taken a toll on them and they would be unable to financially support him.
After being rejected from every other job he applies to due to a lack of any real work experience, James gets a job at Adventureland, a local amusement park in his hometown of Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania , where his childhood friend Tommy Frigo works. Another games worker, Emily "Em" Lewin, saves James from being stabbed by a lying, cheating customer. That night, Em offers him a ride home and they begin to get to know each other a bit. With her father and stepmother out of town, Em throws a party and continues getting to know James, who discovers that they both share a similar taste in music.
During their conversation, Em persuades James to join her in her swimming pool. After fooling around for a bit, Em leaves the pool to get a drink. James follows only to learn that he has an erection. After the party has broken up, Connell, who is married and has been having an affair with Em, comes over and they have sex.
At the local Stardust Lounge she is surprised to learn James has never had sex. They listen to his mixtape and share a first kiss on the way home. The following day, James tells Connell about his strong feelings for Em, which Connell reports to her.
After spending a night at a dance club with James, Joel and Sue, Em tells James that she wants to take things slow due to problems in her life, leaving James confused and upset.
After learning of this, an outraged Em calls Sue an anti-Semite in front of other staff members in defense of Joel and declares that they are no longer friends. Lisa P. After the date, during which Lisa and James kiss, James learns that Em had called to say she regrets having rejected his feelings. Joel later sees James and Em walking together and, irritated by the recent chain of events, quits.
James, riddled with guilt, confesses to Em about his date with Lisa P. James already knows the location of the house after heading there with Connell some time before.
Shortly after arriving, he witnesses Em leaving. Shocked to see James, Em becomes tongue-tied. After a brief confrontation, James leaves angrily, and Em cries.
James tells Lisa about the affair and asks her not to tell anyone, but she tells her friend Kelly and soon afterwards the news spreads throughout the park. Upon noticing that all of the park employees know, Em quits and decides to move back to New York.
The next morning, his mother angrily wakes him up and tells him he has to pay to repair it with his summer earnings. Upon her arrival, she is reluctant to talk to him, feeling that she has ruined everything between them. James tells her that he sees her in a different way than she sees herself. Touched, Em brings James up to her apartment. After taking off his rain-soaked clothes to let them dry off, Em offers him an Adventureland t-shirt, something James never wants to see again.
They kiss and begin to take their clothes off. James then asks, "Are we doing this? He is an aspiring journalist who has to get a summer job so he can afford to go to Columbia University in New York. The only job he can get is in the games at the Adventureland theme park. He is a virgin and occasional marijuana smoker. Throughout his summer working in Adventureland, Brennan develops a relationship with his co-worker, Emily "Em" Lewin.
She is a student at NYU. He is also a part-time musician who claims to have jammed with Lou Reed. Through slips in his musical knowledge, it becomes apparent to James that this is not true. He has cheated on his wife with different girls and, by the beginning of the story, with Em.
A college graduate in Russian literature and Slavic languages , a degree which he claims will get him a job as a "cabbie, hot dog vendor," or "marijuana delivery guy. He enjoys smoking a pipe, although he calls it a "revolting affectation. Her father was injured and is now unable to work, and she bonds with James after he shows some sympathy for her.
She invites James out on a date, but he leaves her to go back with Em. She eventually tells her friends at Adventureland that Em is having an affair with Connell, a secret she told James she would not reveal. She is often as much more quiet than her husband. Bill Hader as Bobby, the assistant manager of Adventureland.
He is extremely intolerant of people who litter but is very supportive of his employees and caring for his wife. Frigo constantly teases James and hits him in the testicles, repeatedly, often bringing him to his knees in pain. He even goes so far as to blackmail James about his date with Lisa P. At the end of the film, James hits Frigo in the testicles first for once before heading off to New York, finally getting his revenge. Wendie Malick as Mrs. She supplies the discipline of the two parents.
However at the end of the film, she decides to let James go off to New York City. Jack Gilpin as Mr. He loses his job and transfers to a different office. He is an alcoholic, but he tries to hide his drinking from his family. Makes out with Joel one drunken night, then harshly dumps him by claiming religious differences. He hits on Lisa P. Josh Pais as Mr. He met Francy at temple while his first wife was slowly dying in the hospital. After her first divorce, she lost her hair from the stress of a nervous breakdown and wears a wig.
Em says that if she were not a "status-obsessed witch", she might feel bad for her. Barrett Hackney as Munch, another of the young workers at Adventureland. James plans to split the rent on an apartment with him when they move to New York City. Production[ edit ] Adventureland was filmed in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania , from October to December , or possibly until January ,    with most scenes shot in Kennywood , a historic amusement park in nearby West Mifflin, Pennsylvania.
The park was "heavily" altered to look run-down. The scenes of the family home were filmed in a neighborhood named Fox Ridge located in the town of McCandless , a suburb still within Allegheny County and approximately 12 miles north of the city of Pittsburgh. The story takes place during the summer, but since it was shot in the winter months in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, crews had to often hide snowfall. In some instances, during indoor takes, extras were paid to stand outside surrounding the windows and doors to block the snow falling behind the actors.
Release[ edit ] The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival  and went on general release on April 3, The film was also screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Here is an actress ready to do important things. Together, and with the others, they make Adventureland more real and more touching than it may sound. The film concluded its U.
Monday, July 21, 2014
But, it is a real and they say it honestly. But, Frigo still at his founding. Are you adventureeland stop? Yeah, it was bad. I want to visit every continent, every country, really.
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Nikoktilar Actually, he probably loves it more than I do haha. How are you gonna pull off New York now? One can only hope. Joel later sees James and Em walking together and, irritated by the chain of events, quits.