Valentino: The Last Emperor; Adventureland

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adventureland.jpgEarly in the course of Valentino: The Last Emperor, an interviewer asks the legendary fashion designer whether he ever wanted to be a fireman or a train driver. “No, no,” Valentino says with amusement, he always dreamed about movie stars, the silver screen, “about everything beautiful in the world.…”

Greg Mottola (Superbad) is back, as both writer and director, with Adventureland, an ambitious film that sets the goofiness of extended adolescence against the sadness of being adrift in an adult world…