Adventureland (2009) -vs- Waiting (2005)

April 7, 2009 Sarah Harding

The crappy post-college job is a rite of passage. It builds character, teaches you humility and better prepares you for “the real world.” Or at least that’s what I’ve been told. Currently stuck in that listless limbo between past collegiate freedom and looming “adulthood” I sympathize with the main characters of “Adventureland” and “Waiting,” who struggle to find their own unique places in the supposedly grown-up world. Though the trials and triumphs of directionless twenty-somethings is hardly constitutes new cinematic ground, both films attempt to make their mark on the well-worn genre. It’s slacker versus slacker, and there can only be one winner.
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