Welcome to Adventureland, where the worst job imaginable is about to inadvertently turn
into the summer that changes everything. Adventureland, a self-professedly "funtastic"
Pennsylvania amusement park, appears to be the bane of recent college graduate's James
Brennan's existence. He previously had big plans to spend the summer on a life-altering trek
through Europe that would initiate him into real adult life. But when his family suffers an
economic downturn in the middle of the Reagan 80s, James' only summer trip is straight to
a minimum wage job manning a game booth so existentially bankrupt, no one is even
allowed to win the giant stuffed panda. Yet, Adventureland isn't quite what it seems on the
surface. For behind the cloying cotton candy aroma, the grating disco songs and the near
pathological customers, there's a whole other world of misfit friends, hidden dreams and
most incredibly, after-work encounters with the alluringly sharp-tongued arcade girl, Em
Lewin. And when James discovers the hard-won courage to go to battle for Em, the result is
a savagely funny yet sweetly heart-felt and unexpected encounter with "real adult life".
On May 3, all Miramax movies previously released on Blu-ray by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will be re-released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment. This will reassure enthusiasts who feared that some or all of these titles could go out of print. List price ...