Jesse Eisenberg

American Ultra

Jesse Eisenberg tends to play stammering nerdy guys, perhaps a little over-intellectual, earnest, pale and weak. Now image a character like that being a stoner… yes, ok, it is an easy transition. Jesse plays Mike, a stoner in small-town West Virginia, who lives with his longtime girlfriend Phoebe (Kristen Stewart). He works at the mini-mart, …

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Don’t be misled by the resume of Adventureland‘s writer/director Greg Mottola. He is best known for directing the super-raunch-fest Superbad, the amazingly foul-mouthed comedy that took teen sex comedies to a new level. Adventureland is still about geeky virginal love, but it strips away the sight gags, the crass language, and, truthfully, a lot of …

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