Having already seen and reviewed Greg Mattola’s Adventureland at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, I can easily say that there are some naughty bits to this film. And luckily for all of you, the marketing masters over at Miramax have assembled all of those naughty parts and placed them conveniently into the following redband trailer. Adventureland tells the story of a recent college grad (Jesse Eisenberg) whose plans to backpack around Europe are stomped out by some parental financial issues. So instead he takes a job working at a local amusement park, where he meets a few interesting new friends and one very interesting lady friend (Kristen Stewart).
As I said in my Sundance review, the film’s charm lies in the execution of some rather formulaic humor. Fortunately Greg Mattola (Superbad) is a director who is wise to what works and has assembled a really solid cast that makes it work. Supporting performances from the likes of Martin Starr (Knocked Up) and SNL stars Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader really help to elevate an otherwise simple and unoriginal plot. Its one of those movies that will work perfectly as a simple comedy with a little bit of edge, just like Superbad.
Adventureland can next be seen at the South by Southwest Film Festvial in March. It hits theaters in wide release on March 27, 2009. Check out the redband trailer below, courtesy of IGN.
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