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THE BARBERSHOP
MOVIE REVIEW
This week's reviewed movie is:
Adventureland

GENE

SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

ADVENTURELAND

This straightforward in-your-face dialogue film is about young people out of high school working summer jobs and hanging out at Adventureland, a cheap rundown fun park.

Adding to the charm of this nostalgia movie -- it's a real cut above most crazy summer teen movies, with a slice of life that displays a keen eye for period details and lots of heart.

It should leave a smile on your face.

It's no Clerks and it's no Animal House, but this coming-of-age romantic comedy about college kids working at a tacky Pittsburgh amusement park has plenty of heart.

Surrounded by a great 80s soundtrack, it's a contrived plot full of predictable characters slacking off at their jobs and partying like it's 1987 -- oh yeah, it is!

This coming-of-age movie was written and directed by Greg Mottola and is a teen comedy story that is based on his own experiences working at an amusement park the summer after college.

The filmmaker builds this adult romantic comedy around smart, believable characters , and the humor evolves naturally out of the drama and the relationships.

The film gives a gentle image of young summer love at a minimum-wage summer job in a carnival.


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