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.
Cameo (Ian Harding) : As the wealthy prepster who calls James Brennan (Einsberg) 'carnival boy'
Brennan, you been toking up?
James Brennan: What?
Bobby: You been drinking drugs?
James Brennan: No.
Paulette: Your eyes are red. Have you been crying?
James Brennan: Yea, maybe like a little bit.
Joel asserts that the famous aphorism "Fortune favors the bold' was written by the Roman poet Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro, 70-19 BC), but in fact, it was written by the Roman playwright Terence (Publius Terentius Afer, 185-159 BC) in his play Phormio. The phrase is often associated with Virgil's epic poem, the Aeneid, appearing in book 10 line 284, in a slightly different form. The overeducated Joel should know better.
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)