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Wet Hot American Summer 2001

  • David Wain
  • July 27, 2001
  • 97 mins
  • English
  • Comedy
High Times. Hard Bodies. Soft Rock.
The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics professor. He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA's Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show at the end of the day.


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If this film didn't have the cast it does, I wouldn't be holding on to what I liked about it and just put it down to a film that just didn't hit the comedy mark for me. I liked it's quirkiness but somethings I just found stupid, which is a shame. Maybe it's just not what I expected and I might appreciate it more on a rewatch now I know what I'm getting myself into. I didn't feel like some of the actors were given enough to work with to reach their full potential. Like what was Elizabeth Banks' character? I hope they were all self-aware as if they weren't, I'd throw this film on the bad pile.

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I've grown up a lot since before dinner when we last talked.

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