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.
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It was the worst job they ever imagined... and the best time of their lives.
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3 April 2009 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $5,722,039,
5 April 2009
Gross USA: $16,044,025
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $17,164,377
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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The young child that won the horse race carnival game is played by critically acclaimed actor Matt Cook, known for his breakout role in the Fox Network's Glee. See more
Recent model cars are visible in the background when James is on the bus. See more
Hey honey, I'm running out of googly eyes. Do you have any more over there?
Yeah, me too. But I found these.
[holds up eye patches
So I have just been sort of.
Hey Em! What's up?
Uh, I quit! See ya.
A commercial for the Adventureland amusement park can be seen during the end credits. See more
Girls in the City
Written and Performed by Jamison Rotz
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation See more