Blu Review: Disney's Heavyweights

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The Set-up

A group of kids at a fat camp band together when an ambitious motivational speaker (Ben Stiller) takes over as owner, making everyone miserable. Co-written by Judd Apatow

Directed by Stephen Brill

The Delivery

Remember the 1979 Bill Murray comedy Meatballs? It was no classic, but it was a funny and entertaining look at summer camp life. Now, imagine Meatballs set in the 1990s, minus the genuine humor and funny lead. That's the best way to describe Heavyweights, a 1995 Disney summer camp comedy remembered only for being one of Judd Apatow's early films. It also features Ben Stiller, in a limited role. Don't get too excited: this combination isn't nearly as funny as you hoped it might be.

For some odd reason, Disney seems to think we're all big fans of this film, because they have cranked out a special
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