March 10, 2009, 7:26 a.m. CST
Corn dogs clog arteries. Stay the hell away with that devil food.
March 10, 2009, 7:36 a.m. CST
Sounds like a sequel to Freaks & Geeks. Which I loved, so I'm down like a freshly-tipped cow for this movie when it comes out.
March 10, 2009, 7:53 a.m. CST
I want to see it.
March 10, 2009, 9:15 a.m. CST
I don't think I heard a single sexual reference or any dick and fart jokes in that whole review. Surely this can't be from the guy who director Superbad....OH wait it doesn't have Seth Rogen in it that's why it has heart and a story.
March 10, 2009, 9:34 a.m. CST
Harry, thank you focusing on the film, and not your own "Summer of 87" experience (whatever that was).
March 10, 2009, 9:59 a.m. CST
Don't forget that Mottola directed Daytrippers long before Superbad. That was a great film.
March 10, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST
you know this to be true
March 10, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST
It's about an hour and a half of my life THAT I WILL NEVER GET BACK!!!
March 10, 2009, 10:49 a.m. CST
Fuck, now I need to way dial down my expectations which sucks because I was looking forward to this one.
March 10, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST
by Randall Flagg
There's nothing so bad that Martin Starr can't make watchable. I had no interest in this until I heard he was in it.
March 10, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST
Seriously. If there was ever proof that Harry just loves everything, this is it. If you ever wanted to watch a standard 80s teen/young adult comedy, except without the charm of a John Cusack or a Molly Ringwald, and remove everything that's funny, buy a ticket. The only funny parts are the grand total of about seven minutes that Bill Hader gets to talk, and Ryan Reynolds is worth watching in his 15 minutes of screen time. Beyond that, it's a vaguely pretentious snoozefest peppered with occasional "jokes" that mostly stem from characters that are pale imitations of the wacky friends in funnier movies. It's pretty well-made--I can't fault the direction, and the actors aren't *bad*, they're just forced to play insufferable characters. I'll admit, there's probably a few people out there who have enough nostalgia for the days when their lives sucked that they'll find the film moving. Not me, I'm afraid. Greg Mottola clearly has a lot of talent--Superbad and his TV work prove that. But the material he's written here just isn't worth his skills as a director.
March 10, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST
"Martin Starr is again masterful as a wonderful Nikolai Gogol and other Soviet literature." <p> Martin Starr playing Gogol? And then goes on to play actual books? <p> Seriously, Harry, what the fuck... I assume you mean he majors in such things, but good god, edit these things.
March 10, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST
March 10, 2009, 2:58 p.m. CST
After all the godawful shit he told me to go see: Transformers, Eagle Eye, Indiana Jones 4, and just about every other Shia Labeouf crapfest... This time, he got it right. I saw Adventureland at Sundance, and it was great. Really fun movie with a lot of heart. Can't wait to see it again.
March 10, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST
how was paige??? the redhead!!!
March 10, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST
and the more I watch it. I like it just as much. I'm looking forward to this.
March 10, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST
1987 Great album. My fist will be in the air if they do.
March 10, 2009, 10:28 p.m. CST
It DOES have emotional weight. So, if Adventureland isn't the equal of Dazed and Confused, then it sure as hell isn't "better than" Superbad. Fuck, Harry. Even you can do better than this.
March 10, 2009, 11:53 p.m. CST
Unlike my wife. Zing!
March 11, 2009, 7:17 a.m. CST
March 11, 2009, 10 a.m. CST
...cause the only thing this movie did to me was greatly disappoint me--but this movie is *not* as good as fucking Superbad. Superbad managed to have emotional weight while still being fucking hilarious. This movie does not manage that. The emotional weight is undone by how utterly boring the characters are, and the movie just isn't very funny. Not that it tries and fails (though there is a little of that), but it barely ever tries.
March 11, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST
Geeks are so easy to please. Tit and period gags followed by a moment of false "heart" = CLASSIC!
March 11, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST
hahaha, for anyone who gets it. I miss that head banger.
March 12, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST
Love the MANHATTAN reference. That film never gets old.
March 25, 2009, 4:16 a.m. CST
So does some other celebrities,Hilton,sheen,Macdonna...are dating online too,but i am not sure which site they are using...
March 30, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST
March 31, 2009, 12:51 p.m. CST
I've seen this a lot on the web. People keep saying its from the creator of Superbad. Its not. Its only the director. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg did write this picture or have anything to do with it.Is not even an Apatow film. It's only the dirsctor.
April 9, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST
Here <p> goes<p>