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. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
According to David Wain and Michael Showalter, rejected titles for the movie include:
-American Love Bunk -American Nametags in Underwear -American Wedgie -Ankle Bites: The Movie -Associate Professor Neumann Goes to Camp -Big American Love Wedgie -Blue Balls -Boner Camp -Boners and Clits -Boyside/Girlside -Bring a Change of Underwear -Buddy Check -Bug Juice '81 -Bunk Bed America -Bunk You -Butt Camp -Cabin Pressure -Camp Fire -Camp Homesucks -Camp Masturbate Each Other -Counselors and Cancers -Damp Vagina Camp -Dew Dew -Fresh Grass -General Swim -Goin' to Third -Hot American Wedgie -Hot Kids in Shorts -Hot Wedgie Days -Internment Camp -The Maine Squeeze -Morning Wood -Postcards From the Cot -Sex, Flies, and a Videotape of a Kid Masturbating -Slow Dance Boner -S'more, Don't Stop -Suck My Big Hard Camp -Taco Meat Drips on Nipples 2 -Teenage Sex Fields -Tits and Taco Day -Waterfront Blues -Welcome Back Cot -Wet Hot Beds
Marguerite Moreau claims Paul Rudd was using "Bring a Change of Underwear" as the title for an autobiography. See more »
Cameraman's hand is briefly visible when Beth and Neil run into the back room of the infirmary. See more »
Now, we need to make 8 gallons of bug juice by snack hour; do you know where the powder packets are?
In the pantry, above the sink, right next to my bottle of dick cream... Uh, wait, forget that last part.
Did you say dick cream?
No! I said next to my... stick... team, you know, stick team! Stickball! Go away, leave me alone!
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I can only assume the high ratings and stellar reviews for this film were bought and paid for. I registered for an account for the sole purpose to warn others what a complete waste of time this movie was. I tuned in because the cast contained so many actors and actresses I have enjoyed in other roles and expected at least a modicum humor.
Ugh... no. I'm sure someone wrote a script for this film. I think it was flushed out on piece of bathroom tissue that was then heavily used. Some of the performances seemed strained in a how-did-I-get-myself-into-this manner. The multiple sub-plots were weak and the idea that this movie was a spoof of past camp films, like "Meatballs" et. al. is laughable. About the only laugh I got out of the film.
I tried to like it, but it as the credits started rolling I realized no amount of replay was going to uncover a missed gem of hilarity. Please stay away.
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