R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.
The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2007 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year.
Ladies and gentlemen, put down your mint juleps. Horses are all at the starting gate. Okay, and they're off! And Red bolts out of the gate, taking an early lead! But look out! Here comes Green, issuing a challenge from the outside lane. Green runs ...
Near the end of the film when James punches Tommy in the groin he clearly misses him. Jesse Eisenberg pulls his punch so as not to actually hurt Matt Bush.
A commercial for the Adventureland amusement park can be seen during the end credits.
CAD 597,847 (Canada) (5 April 2009)
$16,025,394 (USA) (24 May 2009)
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