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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Adventureland: A Review

As a reader/ follower (and I know that there are AT LEAST 28 of you) you may have noticed that while we do try to bring you all things Twilight, we also try to bring you info that might be more Twilight in a "6 degrees of Kevin Bacon" sorta way.... Thus I give you this review of Adventureland:

If you are looking for a serious review you might want to check out the review by the LA Times.

In all seriousness, I would say the movie was good. Somewhere in that range of 1 - 5, (1 being awful, 5 being fantabulous) I would give it a solid 3 1/2. I base my score on the following:

1. I did not fall asleep. This might sound odd to you, but I can and will fall asleep in a movie theater if I am even slightly disinterested.

2. I thought the storyline was cute. This may or may not have anything to do with the fact that I met my husband the summer before my senior year in high school, working at Knott's Berry Farm. And may or may not have left the theater a smidge nostalgic. Or was that the beginnings of a mid-life crisis, becasue the movie was set in the summer of 1987, and I would have been in the 8th grade then. I am feeling super old now...

3. There were a couple of moments where I felt myself asking: Bella? Bella, is that you? What are you doing in Pittsburgh? Does Edward know you are here?

4. I thought Kristen Stewart and the rest of the cast did a pretty good job. (The LA Times gives a WAY better review in this department)

5. I did find myself wondering why they felt the need to show so many scenes that included driving while drunk and/or high. ( I am old and have kids. I think that there is some rule that I must have issues about this...)

6. Kristen's character Em drives a "Gremlin", which may have been the only car worse than a Pinto. (Flashback to the horrible day when I was 16, and my dad was trying to convince me that a metallic gold '78 Pinto would be a great car for me to drive (I remember him using a the line:"It has air conditioning AND a radio with a cassette player")... for the record I ended up with a Midnight Blue '83 Mustang with A/C, radio, no cassette player... I loved that car.)

My recommendation would be to go see Adventureland. Just maybe for bargain pricing, "full price after 6" pricing, maybe not depending on what else is playing...

3 comments:

  1. Well since Ima Hater was upset at Kristen I was set on not watching it, but after your fantabulous review I might go watch it on your recommendation! Thanks E!

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  2. LMAO! I loved #3 and I could so hear your voice when I read it! Great review!

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