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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1987. Exciting career opportunities; on the job training; inspiring leadership; the worst job ever; the best time of his life.
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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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Did You Know?
and Bill Hader
were only on set for four days. All scenes with their characters, Paulette and Bobby, had to be condensed and shot quickly due to their commitments to Saturday Night Live. See more
As Em, James, Joel and Sue drive away from under the bridge (around 52 minutes in), a billboard can be seen in the background for Coors beer with the slogan "The World's Most Refreshing Beer." That slogan was not introduced until 2007. See more
What are you doing here?
Are you and Connell, like?
Uh, it started in like. I didn't know you when it. How did you? What are you? How did you find me here?
Lisa P. told me that Connell used to take some other girl here last summer. To his mother's basement.
Yeah, I just, like, I don't understand how you could do this.
I came here to.
I know. I know I fucked up too, okay? I fucked up one time and I fucking told you about it! And you think I'm like some kind of fucking ...
A commercial for the Adventureland amusement park can be seen during the end credits. See more
Dance Hall Days
Written by Jack Hues
, Nick Feldman
, and Darren Costin
Performed by Wang Chung
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more