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
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
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.