Topher Grace Stars in ‘Not Adventureland’

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12.15.10 22 Comments

Here we have Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dmitri Martin, and Dan Fogler in the trailer for Michael Dowse’s Take Me Home Tonight, which doesn’t look terrible, just like a more generic version of Adventureland.

As the summer of 1988 winds down, three friends on the verge of adulthood attend an out-of-control party in celebration of their last night of unbridled youth. Recent MIT grad Matt Franklin (Topher Grace) should be working for a Fortune 500 company and starting his upward climb to full-fledged yuppie-hood. Instead, the directionless 23-year-old confounds family and friends by taking a part-time job behind the counter of a video store at the Sherman Oaks Galleria. [Cinematical]

Not to be confused with Greg Mottola’s 80s period piece from two years ago…

Unable to afford the European vacation he’d dreamed of, recent college grad James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg) reluctantly takes a gig at a local amusement park, only to learn that the dead-end job is, in fact, excellent preparation for the real world.

And just when you’re like, “Whoa, aren’t they gonna put the Eddie Money song in the trailer?” BOOM!  There’s the f*ckin’ Eddie Money song, right in the f*ckin’ trailer! Meanwhile, Adventureland had the New York Dolls, Husker Dü, and the Velvet Underground, was rated R, and made no money.  Stupid Greg Mottola, what were you thinking, not naming your movie after a song, giving it a cheesy tagline, and making it look like a Glee episode?  Were you trying to not make money? Ugh, I hate people.

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