Unable to afford the European vacation he'd dreamed of, recent college grad James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg) reluctantly takes a gig at a local amusement park, only to learn that the dead-end job is, in fact, excellent preparation for the real world. Writer-director Greg Mottola's semi-autobiographical comedy-drama, filmed in Pittsburgh's Kennywood Park, also stars Ryan Reynolds and Kristen Stewart.
Netflix Rating: 3.4
NYT Critics' Pick
The story of a young man's coming of age never gets old, at least when it is told with the kind of sweetness and intelligence "Adventureland" displays.
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