Wet Hot American Summer

Wet Hot American Summer

DVD - 2002
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"Camp Firewood, 1981. It's the last day of summer camp and everyone is busy. Camp director Beth (Janeane Garofalo) is trying to keep order while falling in love with astrophysicist Henry (David Hyde Pierce). Henry is trying to save the camp from being hit by a piece of SKYLAB hurtling toward Earth. Camp counselor Coop is in love with Katie, who is in love with lifeguard Andy. If that's not enough, there's a waterfall rescue, talking vegetable cans, the misfits, the cool kids ... and more!"--Container.
Publisher: [Universal City, Calif.] : Universal Pictures Home Video, [2002]
Edition: Widescreen edition.
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780783273655
0783273657
Branch Call Number: WET
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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LPL_EliH Aug 18, 2017

Cheesy summer camp films get thoroughly pastiched in this cult classic. The humor is ridiculous, fourth-wall-breaking, and sometimes just strange & inexplicable-- think Airplane! or Blazing Saddles. An absolutely stacked ensemble cast make every scene funny in its own way. For more talking soup cans and throwback raunchiness, check out the Netflix-produced prequel and sequel series.

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gingin1972
May 02, 2017

Really sucks bad who makes this kind of crap!

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BridgettM
Feb 26, 2017

I suspect people either think this spoof of '80s movies and summer camp is hilarious or they don't understand its appeal at all. The comedy and plot are completely ridiculous. I recommend it for those with an offbeat and/or very broad sense of humor. I like the movie a lot, but the related Netflix series, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, did not hold my interest. For me, 97 minutes is about the perfect length for this type of comedy; the 8 half-hour Netflix episodes felt too long and dragged out. The movie is rated R for strong sexual content, language and a drug sequence.

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JOSEPH SARDO
Oct 28, 2016

Surprisingly I didn't like this movie when I tried watching it a year ago, but this time I caught on to the setting of the movie and the humour is just beautiful for someone like me who enjoys silly, absurd humour and poking fun at what more conventional movies do. For those who liked WHAS try "They Came Together" for more of the same but even better in my opinion, with much of the same cast in the movie

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JOSEPH SARDO
Sep 15, 2015

Yet another one of those movies where I can put up with 20 minutes hoping it gets better and then it never does, so I turn it off. I was referred to this movie after watching "They Came Together" with Rudd and Poehler expecting more of the same hilarity, but what I got was a boring movie with 1 or 2 laughs and it was just bad.

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natasha_h
Aug 17, 2015

While I find this movie a bit more gross than funny, I do love a good camp-romp flick and the cast alone (launching many careers like Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, and much more) is impressive. I enjoyed the recent Netflix revival series much more than I did the movie.

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