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Camp Stories (1997)

PG | | Comedy | 18 April 1997 (USA)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elliott Gould ... Older David Katz
Jerry Stiller ... Schlomo
Paul Sand ... Moishe
Zachary Taylor Zachary Taylor ... Young David
Ted Marcoux Ted Marcoux ... Chaim
Talia Balsam ... Mary
Susan Vanech Susan Vanech ... Sally
Kris Park ... Young Paul
Brett Barsky Brett Barsky ... Malcolm
Jason Biggs ... Abby
Andrew Barlow Andrew Barlow ... Milty
Ben Shenkman ... Yehudah
Richard Council ... Older Paul
Scott Cohen ... Schnair
Susan Bruce Susan Bruce ... Sarah


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1.85 : 1
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25 October 2004 | by kali1998See all my reviews

This is really one of the absolute worst films I have ever seen, and I do not mean that hyperbolically. I came into the film with fairly low expectations -- and even *they* weren't met.

All the characters are weakly drawn. There is a paucity of conflict throughout. Scenes go by with little purpose or even base entertainment value. The writing is dull to bad; a structural and dramatic mess. And the film-making itself was just awful. Things like a softball game and a dance are shot so dully, the life seemed literally sucked out of these "easy" scenes. Like the filmmaker didn't even care about trying to make these visually engaging.

The premise seemed like shooting fish in a barrel. The fact that the film failed even to live up to the clichés of a drama like this is remarkable. The protagonist is vaguely defined and motivated. (Though "Zachary Taylor" tries hard to make it work, there's nothing for him to work with.) I didn't care about any of the characters. The "bookend" scenes with Elliot Gould are simply absurd.

This is a very bad movie. Not even enjoyably so.

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