Thursday, April 16, 2009

On "Adventureland"

From The Dispatch:
Set in 1987 and filled to a terrific soundtrack of '80s hits, "Adventureland" transports us back to another time and place, that no matter what decade you grew up in, is readily recognizable and instantly accessible. Mottola has essentially created an ode to the youths of an entire generation. Based on experiences from his own life, there is obviously something deeply personal at work here. "Adventureland" rises above its comedic cohorts by achieving something that few comedies ever dare to reach for - emotional truth. Even in the scenes of heightened comedy, "Adventureland" always feels completely honest. I had heard good buzz going in, but I really didn't expect this level of verisimilitude.
Click here to read my full review.

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