Posted on Thursday, January 15th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
I was able to score a new clip from Adventureland at the Sundance Press Center. The video clip takes place in the 80′s-era Adventureland arcade. Connell (Ryan Reynolds), an aspiring rock star and “the icon of cool to all the kids working at the park”, hits on Em (Kristen Stewart). I’ll be seeing Adventureland in a couple days at the Sundance Film Festival premiere, so check back for the early buzz on the film. Watch the new clip after the jump.
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Adventureland is a coming of age film based on Mottola’s own experiences at the Long Island amusement park. Set in 1987, the film follows James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg), an uptight recent college grad forced to take a minimum wage job at an amusement park when he realizes he can’t afford his dream tour of Europe. Writer/director Greg Mottola – best known as the director of the hit comedy Superbad – channeled his own experiences as a low-paid amusement park employee while making the film. Co-starring Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig and Martin Star.
Adventureland hits theaters on March 27th 2009.