Adventureland: A Review and Other Thematically Related Stuff



Days after visiting the funky, vintage Knoebels Amusement Park in central Pennsylvania, I watched a movie that looked as if it had been filmed there: Adventureland, starring Jesse Eisenberg (who hails from East Brunswick, his sister-- who is a senior now at the high school--- was the little girl in the Pepsi commercials who spoke like the Godfather when she was served a Coca Cola) and it wasn't as gross and funny as Superbad or as witty as Juno, but in a laid back way it was just as good a film, and the 80's music, cars, clothes, houses, amusement park, and people are as much fun to look at as the sets on Madmen . . . and so I give it twelve partially thawed boxes of corn-dogs out of a possible fourteen, but I'm still putting up a clip of the Pepsi sister because I think she's still more famous than Jesse (although he's also in Zombieland with Woody Harrelson, so I guess he's an A list star now . . . and I hear the sister gets very uncomfortable when teachers or students bring up her past as the Pepsi girl . . . and are either of them as famous as Heather O'Reilly, who is possibly the most famous East Brunswick resident?)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Heather O'Whoilly?

Dave said...

it's all happening over at gheorghe today. best comments ever by yours truly. ever.

staceyyyy said...

Can you be considered an A list star if you have only been in movies that end in _____land?

Kevin M. Brady said...

Josh Miller, super bowl winning punter for the Steelers and Patriots also hailed from EB...

Melanie said...

Did you really go all the way out to Knobles? That is the birthplace of Ed. Do you understand Ed better now that you know his humble roots.

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