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.
Greg Mottola Jesse Eisenberg, Kelsey Ford, Michael Zegen, Ryan McFarland 03 Apr 2009 (USA) 1 win & 4 nominations. tt1091722 , Summer Job, Carny, Marijuana Joint, Baldness, Cheating On One’s Partner, Picking One’s Nose, Reckless Driving, Reconciliation, Pushing A Car, Jumping Into A Pool With Clothes On, Marijuana Pipe, Ticket Booth, Scene, During End Credits, Raised Middle Finger, Job Seeking, Leaving Home, Drugged Cookie, Title Appears In Text