Saturday, April 11, 2009
I have loved movies for a very long time. HBO and the VCR were two of my favorite inventions until Nintendo came along. As a young boy and still to this day the High School comedy or Teenage coming of age movie has been one of my very favorite types of movies. For years I have wanted to be a filmmaker or have a career that is involved with movies. I am in the current process of writing my first real screenplay to show somebody in the business to see if I even have what it takes. I have many stories to tell and I am sure none of them are good...yet. I have been trying to put on paper an idea of a hitmam/slasher film. Even though I love those types of movies, I just don't think I'm the one to make "that" kind of film. It wasn't until I saw Adventureland that I seriously thought about this. I should go with my gut, so we will see what happens.
Adventureland is a great movie that will find an audience the older the film gets. This movie comes from the director of Superbad but is not the in-your-face comedy that that movie is. Do not believe your friends if they have told you Adventureland sucks, it's nothing like Superbad. Subtle is king with this film.
The movie is very funny, you only have to look for it and find it. Adventureland is very character driven, the comedy is in the "that's happened to me too" moments.
Set in the summer of 1987 and centered around a recent college grad who takes a job at a local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world. My favorite thing about this movie is Kristen Stewart. She was the only thing I liked about Twilight and she is the cherry on top of Adventureland. Her performance in this movie took me back to the feelings of my first love. She is well on her way to greatness.
If your thing is sweet, funny, heartwarming, and true love stories then Adventureland is a must see! A+ Enjoy!!!
P.S I think these are the types of stories I want to tell.