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Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg play awkward employees at a theme park in Greg Mottola's
Movie critic David Edelstein reviews Greg Mottola's new film Adventureland.
Mottola is the director behind the surprise hit Superbad, and a veteran of the cult-classic TV show Freaks and Geeks.
Here, he delivers a movie that traffics in both adolescent angst and suburban stagnation, Edelstein says, with a hero whose compulsive talkiness makes him both "riveting and cringeworthy."
Ultimately, Adventureland transcends a formulaic plot — it's a coming-of-age film, Edelstein says, that's "quiet and forlorn, yet still somehow light on its feet."