When smoking and big old bikini's were fashionable
Boring Albert only wants to fish, but his partner Corinna plans to turn their backyard into a camping site. Nearly everybody who ends up spending their holiday there is already hanging out in the same night club during a lengthy introduction sequence. This makes you wonder why in Himmel these people would want to go 'Carry on Camping' when they could have much more fun lip-synching and dancing on a Shroeder sized piano. Amongst them are Ulla the Danish Princess and her stiff Scottish Lord of a fiancée who does not enjoy anything at all. So when she spots a young ukelele player, it's bye bye kilty. Meanwhile square 'Velma' objects to swinging 'Daphne' joining her boyfriend for a camp holiday. This leads to a totally useless couple of scenes spent at Velma's home where her parents are arguing about anything while Daphne's dad burst in and ends up devouring all their soup. They all decide to head for Yugoslavia too, as does the Scot left in the lurch. He gets a lift from the piano player from the club scene (who is a dead ringer for that fat hobbit Sean Astin).
Just when everybody has forgotten about Albert and Corinna, people start arriving at their improvised 'resort' in a bright red sports car that breaks down immediately. Not to be dismayed, the olive oil haired Mr. Ukelele starts singing and dancing with Ulla, while Hobbitboy and Scotty are having a singalong on their scooter as well. I thought this stuck up lord despised music? Must be character development or something. Not that it does him any good, he is still only there to be ridiculed. Velma and Daphne's dad join the party just in time for a swim in the lake accompanied by loud frolicking music (as if something interesting is happening on screen). Albert and Corinna try to make each other jealous, but only a girl with the most squeaky voice this side of Officer Hooks from "Police Academy" shows any interest in his fishing.
Finally the two troublesome troubadours show up, having had some trouble crossing the border. Scotty is now singing straight into the camera Rudi Carell style. He is still looking for his Princess bride, who has just woken up in a barn with her hair down (looking exactly like Stella Stevens). She and Ukelele-man spot the red sports car and make a run for it. Unfortunately for all of us, the car will only run backwards (and not very convincingly at that). The rest of the cast is stuck in jail all of a sudden for something totally unrelated to anything. Apparently this car chase has to keep going until every other subplot in the whole film has resolved itself (like Velma taking off her glasses, falling for a drunk suitor and rebelling against her mother all at once). And still we are meant to marvel at this wild chase that is more implied than seen, by using sped up and backwards shots. Everyone ends up with flour on their face, whether they have found a partner or not. Then it's time to say goodbye and leave the lakeside lovers right where they were at the beginning. What was the point of that?
4 out of 10
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