In 1987, James Brennan's dreams of a summer European tour before studying at an Ivy League school in New York City are ruined after his parents have a severe career setback. As a result, James must get a summer job to cover his upcoming expenses at the decrepit local amusement park, Adventureland, where he falls in love with a witty co-worker, Emily Lewin. In that bizarrely shady workplace, the young carnies have unforgettable and painful learning experiences about life, love and trust while James discovers what he truly values.
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Nothing brings people together like a crappy summer job.
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3 April 2009 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Adventureland - Job d'été à éviter
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Opening Weekend USA: $5,722,039,
5 April 2009, Wide Release
Gross USA: $16,025,394, 24 May 2009
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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When James bump into the tree, at first is front glasses is broken, but in the next scene when is mother wake him up the glass is in perfect shape. See more
Hi. I just got off the bus. I'm a New Yorker now. I guess I should probably buy an umbrella.
I don't think I can see you.
This summer was rough. I did things that I really, really regret.
Yeah, me too. I'm sorry I told Lisa P. about you and Connell. She told the rest of the world, but I'm not gonna lie. I was really angry at you but you didn't deserve that.
You know, James, I am so sorry for fucking this up. You were the only good thing that happened this summer.
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A commercial for the Adventureland amusement park can be seen during the end credits. See more
Written by Garry Beers
(as Garry William Beers), Andrew Farriss
(as Andrew C. Farriss), Jon Farriss
(as Jonathan James Farriss), Tim Farriss
(as Timothy William Farriss), Michael Hutchence
(as Michael Kelland Hutchence), and Kirk Pengilly
Performed by INXS
Courtesy of Mercury Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises and Atlantic Recording Corp.
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