April 3rd 2009
  • Comedy,
  • R,
  • 106 min,
  • Miramax Films
  • Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Paige Howard, Kelsey Ford, Michael Zegen, Ryan McFarland, Jack Gilpin, Wendie Malick, Matt Bush, Stephen Mast, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Martin Starr, Dan Bittner, Barret Hackney, Margarita Levieva, Kimisha Renee Davis, Vanessa Wanger, Josh Pais, Mary Birdsong, Gennaro DiSilvio
  • Director: Greg Mottola
  • Writer: Greg Mottola
  • Producers: Anne Carey, Ted Hope, Sidney Kimmel
  • Co Producer: Declan Baldwin
  • Executive Producers: William Horberg, Bruce Toll
  • Art Direction: Matthew Munn
  • Castings: Nancy Mosser, Katie Shenot
  • Costume Design: Melissa Toth
  • D.O.P.: Terry Stacey
  • Editor: Anne McCabe
  • Production Design: Stephen Beatrice
  • Set Decoration: Cristina Casanas


It's the summer of 1987, and James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg), an uptight recent college grad, can't wait to embark on his dream tour of Europe. But when his parents (Wendie Malick and Jack Gilpin) announce they can no longer subsidize his trip, James has little choice but to take a lowly job at a local amusement park. Forget about German beer, world-famous museums and cute French girls-James' summer will now be populated by belligerent dads, stuffed pandas, and screaming kids high on cotton candy. Lucky for James, what should have been his worst summer ever turns into quite an adventure as he discovers love in the most unlikely place with his captivating co-worker Em (Kristen Stewart), and learns to loosen up.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Pennsylvania, USA; Wellington, New Zealand
  • MPAA Warning: Language, drug use and sexual references
  • Production Companies: Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, This Is That Productions
  • Production Schedule: October 2007 - February 2008

Featured Articles


Director Greg Mottola originally planned to shoot the movie in the real Adventureland park, but later decided against it since the park had been so drastically remodeled since he had worked there.

The movie will make its debut the same day the real Adventureland park reopens for business every year: 27 March.

The real Adventureland park is located in Farmingdale, New York on Long Island.

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 23 April 2009: Singapore
  • 22 May 2009: Turkey
  • 4 June 2009: Argentina
  • 17 July 2009: UK