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?
When James is dumped by Arlene in the first scene, one of his friends says "You didn't tell her about the scarlet V, did you?", indicating that James is marked by a V as he is still a virgin. This echoes the novel, "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
, where Hester Prynne has to wear a scarlet A to mark her as an adulteress. See more
The man wearing the Jack Lambert
jersey (Steelers #58) is wearing a style of jersey that wasn't introduced until 1997. 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 Lawrence Kent, Nick Griffin, David Waldstein, and Jacob London
Performed by Civilian Fun Group See more