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Camp (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Drama  |  29 August 2003 (USA)
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After a series of Broadway flops, songwriter Bert Hanley (Dixon) goes to work at a musical camp for young performers. Inspired by the kids, he finds an opportunity to regain success by staging an altogether new production.

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Joanna Chilcoat ...
Ellen Lucas
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Michael Flores
Steven Cutts ...
Shaun
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Spitzer
Kahiry Bess ...
Petie
Tiffany Taylor ...
Jenna Malloran
Sasha Allen ...
Dee
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Jill Simmons
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Don Dixon ...
Bert
Robert Orosco ...
Emil
Stephen DiMenna ...
Glen
Omar Edwards ...
Alston
Camilla Millican Samuelson ...
Hillary
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Misfits in their lives back home, a group of young people live it up at musical-theater camp. While the sports counselor is completely ignored, the kids' spend all their time in rehearsal for a grueling schedule that involves a new show every two weeks. Several personal stories come to the fore. Is talented golden-boy Vlad honest in his feelings about Ellen? Can cross-dressing Michael have a relationship with his parents? Will one-hit-wonder musical playwrite and now camp counselor Bert Hanley remain mired in drink and cynicism? Fireworks are in store when Fritzi, who slavishly serves glamour girl Jill, is finally told to get a life, and the parents of Jenna, whose jaw has been wired shut in a compromise to avoid being sent to "fat camp", learn a valuable lesson at the summer's big end-of-season benefit. Written by Martin Lewison <dr@martinlewison.com>

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements regarding teen sexual issues, and some language | See all certifications »

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29 August 2003 (USA)  »

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$54,294 (USA) (25 July 2003)

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$1,628,154 (USA) (10 October 2003)
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In joke: Bert Hanley's character, a washed-up songwriter turned director at summer camp for theatrical kids, has the same name as the unseen business manager mentioned in 1962's Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, involving Bette Davis as a former child star. See more »

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Following the cutting of Jenna's jaw wires, she should still have had the anchors for them on her teeth. Yet when she sings there are no anchors. See more »

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[first lines]
[scene opens on Dee, Shaun and Company singing "How Shall I See You Through My Tears"]
[as singing continues, scene shifts to Vlad in his bedroom]
Vlad: To all the critics out there, I know they're gonna review this, and I know they're gonna try to knock me - is it OK if I say this to the camera, Amber? - Okay. I only am who I am 'cause I was born that way. I have a gift, and I'm trying not to be selfish about it, but to use it. Okay? If you're gonna knock me for that, that's your problem....
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References Jenny Jones (1991) See more »

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The Ladies Who Lunch
Written by Stephen Sondheim
Published by Herald Square Music, Inc. o/b/o Range Road Music, Inc., Quartet Music, Inc. and Killing Music,
Inc. (ASCAP)
Performed by Alana Allen and Anna Kendrick
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brings back golden memories
7 September 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Camp was definitely the movie of the year that I would go see again and again and buy the soundtrack the minute I saw it on the shelf. A delightful memoir and tribute to what it's like to be young and hopeful about a career in the arts.

This movie is beyond words when it comes to being a unique feel-good movie. At some points, however, I felt like the kids were almost unbelieveable as angsty teenagers. The plot seemed a little disjointed too; Vlad's character continually reveals more complexity and conflict up until the very end, and I felt like I was just getting to know him when the movie finishes. However, they pale in comparison to the excellent musical numbers and sheer emotion that reaches beyond the kids' ages.

Graff made a gem of a movie. For anyone who's into musical theatre, or was when they were younger, can relate to this movie. If you haven't, you see a pretty picture of a movie, with spectacular musical numbers ("Ladies who Lunch," "Turkey Lurkey Time," "Want of a Nail"). My only qualms with it are the gay stereotypes seemingly sticking here, and a couple other inconsistencies of character. But nothing much. See this film; it's a great release and will keep you inspired for a while.


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