|Adventureland 2009 R, 106 min.|
Director: Greg Mottola
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Martin Starr, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Margarita Levieva, Jack Gilpin, Josh Pais, Wendie Malick, Mary Birdsong, Matt Bush, Paige Howard, Dan Bittner, Ryan Reynolds, Kelsey Ford
James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg) has just graduated from college and learns that he must give up a planned trip to Europe because his parents (Jack Gilpin and Wendie Malick) are hit with the 1987 recession and cannot afford the trip. Instead, James finds work at a local amusement park, Adventureland, in an effort to save money for grad school. Life isn't great, until James makes friends with co-workers Joel (Martin Starr) and Mike (Ryan Reynolds). But the one who really makes a difference in James' life is another co-worker Em Lewin (Kristen Stewart) with whom he falls in love. Now life is looking much better.
|The Invention of Lying 2009 PG-13, 100 min.|
Director: Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson
Cast: Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Louis C.K., Rob Lowe, Jonah Hill, Jeffrey Tambor, Fionnula Flanagan, Tina Fey, Donna Sorbello, John Hodgman, Jimmi Simpson, Nathan Corddry, Stepanie March, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Martin Starr
In a world where everyone tells the truth, loser Mark Bellison (Ricky Gervais) discovers that lying brings him rewards when he lies and everyone believes him. Through his lies, fame and fortune come Mark's way. Now, Mark seems to have everything–except the one thing that he wants most in his life: the love of Anna McDoogles (Jennifer Garner).
|Knocked Up 2007 R, 129 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Judd Apatow
Cast: Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jason Segel, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Martin Starr, Charlyne Yi, Joanna Kerns, Harold Ramis, Iris Apatow, Maude Apatow, Alan Tudyk, Bill Hader
Entertainment journalist Alison Scott (Katherine Heigl) celebrates a promotion by drinking too much and having a one-night stand with unemployed slacker Ben Stone (Seth Rogen) in her uptight sister Debbie's (Leslie Mann) and her husband Pete's (Paul Rudd) guest house. That would have been the end of the affair–until two months later when Alison discovers that she is pregnant. She decides to continue the pregnancy and keep the baby. In the process, Alison tries to work out differences she has with an immature Ben. But Alison soon learns that forming a lasting relationship with Ben will prove more difficult than making a baby with him.
|Stealing Harvard 2002 PG-13, 83 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Bruce McCulloch
Cast: Jason Lee, Tom Green, Leslie Mann, Dennis Farina, Megan Mullally, Richard Jenkins, Tammy Blanchard, John C. McGinley, Chris Penn, Seymour Cassel, Martin Starr, Ken Magee, Zeus, Mary Gillis, Bruce McCulloch
When Noreen (Tammy Blanchard) needs money to finance her Harvard education, her Uncle John (Jason Lee) steps in. He enlists the aid of his also-not-so-bright friend, Duff (Tom Green), and it isn't long before the inept duo enter the criminal world as they attempt to steal the needed funds.
|1. Adventureland (2009)|
2. The Invention of Lying (2009)
3. Knocked Up (2007)
4. Stealing Harvard (2002)
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