Adventureland (2009)

capsule review

(Abbot Genser/Miramax Films/MCT)
Today’s answer to St. Elmo’s Fire, Adventureland is an homage to the aimless generation, lost between college and career, crushes and marriage, searching to find themselves in the world. Good thing Adventureland is not nearly that deep. It’s just a solid, down-to-earth comedy-drama with a lot of cringe-worthy moments as well as fall-off-your-chair moments. But, mostly, it’s sweet and sincere and worth your time if you’re looking for a break from the insipid and insulting teen comedies that Hollywood churns out every five minutes.