The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

This ef­fort from Su­per­bad di­rec­tor Greg Mot­tola is a com­ing-of-age ro­man­tic­com­edy set in a late-1980s amuse­ment park that de­liv­ers much more than it prom­ises. With dreams of mov­ing to New York to make some­thing of his de­gree in Re­nais­sance stud­ies, James Bren­nan ( The So­cial Net­work’s Jesse Eisen­berg) is stuck work­ing for the sum­mer at Pitts­burgh’s dodgy, run­down ver­sion of Luna Park. There’s light at the end of his per­sonal “tun­nel of hor­rors” in his sweet col­league Em ( Twi­light’s Kristen Ste­wart, pic­tured with Eisen­berg). This sur­pris­ing film gets the bal­ance be­tween com­edy and sen­ti­ment just right, never stray­ing too far into one to negate the other and pro­vid­ing plenty of laughs with plenty of heart. ★★★★

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