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
The filmmakers have stated that the reason the talent show production of "Day by Day" is booed is often misunderstood. The audience boos in spite of it being particularly well-produced, but it is commonly assumed to be because it ends with a cross being lit up and the camp is mostly Jewish. See more »
Coop talks about the Style Council (Paul Weller's band after the Jam broke up). The movie takes place in 1981, but the Jam didn't break up until 1982 and the Style Council didn't form until 1983. See more »
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Set in the summer of 1981 this film follows the fortunes of campers and camp supervisors on the last day of camp at Camp Firewood.
Some of the dialog truly is laugh out loud funny, yet some parts - like talking vegetable cans and NASA equipment falling from space is just plain weird.
There is also a rather disturbing edge to this film too - like a rather out of context gay sex scene, a child drowning while two camp supervisors "get it on", heavy drug use in one particular scene and a rather suggestive element of supervisor/camper relations....
Its certainly unique and will probably leave you scratching your head afterwards asking yourself "what the ****????"
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