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
It rained twenty-three out of twenty-eight days during the filming of this movie. See more »
Post-1990 automobiles are shown driving around in the "town trip" montage. See more »
[Coop is sobbing, Gene appears from nowhere]
Be proud of who you are.
Shh... it isn't about the girl, Coop.
Well, it is. But see if you can follow me here... it
Oh. So it is... and it isn't.
[pause, wind blows]
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Special thanks to the extras who bravely survived a cold, wet, Pennsylvanian spring. See more »
I have read all of the on-line reviews of this movie and I don't understand what all the fuss is about. I mean, I'm from Philadelphia, and Wet Hot American Summer was just about the worst movie I've seen all year. If this is supposed to be satire, it falls flat. If this is supposed to be absurdity, it's pretty banal. Looking at this movie from 1000 different angles, I see 1000 bad movies, and I don't want to hear "you just don't get it." That is a lazy defense of a comedy. Try giving reasons, evidence, support for your claims. You know, the essence of an argument. I don't know, I don't really care anyways. Just forget it.
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