Thursday, December 1, 2011

At the Movies: Adventureland

One of the perks of being a one-woman felt factory is getting to watch lots of movies while I work.  Last weekend I rhinestoned a trio of French fry-themed necklaces to the tune of Adventureland, a dark comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart as a couple of nearly-adult kids trying to figure it all out one summer while working at an amusement park.  Set in the late 1980s, it's more angst-ridden than bubblegum, playing up the murkier undercurrents of carnival life and intermingling them with all the live wire edges that come with being young.  Rounding out the cast are Ryan Reynolds as a sleazy married guy who hits on all the girls and "Saturday Night Live's" Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig as the dorky but devoted married couple who serve as his foil.  Engaging, gritty, and refreshingly real, Adventureland is the kind of story that makes you want to relive and bury your early twenties all at the same time.

2 comments:

Cozy in Texas said...

I stopped by your blog today.
Ann

The Tote Trove said...

Thanks! I just stopped by yours also :)