Happy Campers details
|Starring:||Peter Stormare, Jordan Bridges, Emily Bergl, Dominique Swain, Justin Long, Brad Renfro|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
|Run time:||1 hour 34 minutes|
|Rental release:||15 Jul 2002|
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HAPPY CAMPERSBy a customer from Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland , 01 Sep 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]This is a movie which bypassed UK cinemas, and it's easy to see why. Rambling plot (which is virtually non-existent),about seven camp counsellors and a particular summer where for 40 days, they look after kids. Sounds interesting, well sadly it's not, after about an hour you find yourself pausing over the eject button. Nothing happens, thankfully the movie is only 86 minutes long. It's hard to know what audience it's aimed at, it's too grown up for kids, and it's too childish for adults. Sometime, people berate when films slip the net, but this one should have stayed on the other side of the pond.
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Teenage Angst in the new Millenium!By Brighouse1971 (155 reviews) from Brighouse, WY , 03 Nov 2011Well I actually didnt expect much from this film and it started a bit slow, just like one of those PORKY movies from the 80s.
But than it turned somewhat quickly into a kind of LORD OF THE FLIES movie, which was hilarious to watch.
And the end reminded me of the TV classic MEATBALLS with Bill Murray but without the awesome soundtrack.
Basically I think its about per-adolescents with all there fears and urges of growing up and growing old, with a sensitive ( but yet sometimes amusing ) touch.
The characters were all pretty nicely shown and not everyone is a likable or cute, like in real life.
OK a little bit over-dramatized but nevertheless a pretty good watch, if you want to experience the emotions and fears of a teenager in these new times.
About First-Time Sex, Drugs, becoming an adult with all the responsibilities and coming-out to be gay.
On first glance I was pretty bumped to see the late Brad Renfro appearing in this, but when keep watching this I felt it was a right decision. A noble and sensitive one!
A Watered down American PieBy TammyJ (23 reviews) from London , 13 Nov 2010The only reason I watched this film is because it had the late Brad Renfro (best known for his performance film adaptation of John Grisham's book The Client)
The main plot is about how in the hell the camp's counsellors are going to get a shag, amidst all the sexual tension the counsellors try to impress their teenage wisdom on to the camps kids. There are brief moments of good acting, and comedy fans will be quick to notice a young Justin Long.
But when you get down to it this is just a super watered down version of the American Pie films
Be drunk when watchingBy KalvinChapman (58 reviews) from Leeds , 09 May 2009This is an odd movie - no real story line past a sixth-former's idea of what might be good. The principal actors were good - but even they could not save this third rate script and awful direction. I suppose it might be worth watching if you're drunk - don't bother unelss you're a fan of some of the actors (I got it because I wanted to see all of the movies made by Brad Renfro)
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008This would be a cute comedy about a bunch of likable characters, except that it's not very cute, not very funny, and the characters aren't very likable.
I felt that the movie was trying hard to be a hilarious teen comedy, while at the same time being serious about teen sexual angst and unrequited love. The result was that it fell between the two, and fell pretty hard, failing miserably at both.
People who come to this movie expecting some sort of laugh-a-minute romp will be disappointed by the occasional long attempts at seriousness, and will find themselves reaching for the fast-forward button.
Those who are looking for a semi-serious teen movie will just be turned off by the contrived and ludicrous situations created in an attempt at comedy.
Really, it's pretty bad. Unlike a previous reviewer, it is no mystery to me why this movie isn't better known.
Fun at camp!By chaz83uk (42 reviews) from Birmingham , 06 May 2005Sex crazed teenagers corrupt a bunch of kids at camp. Very bizarre. Chaos in fact. Some real personalities in this. Somewhat stereotyped, but in a good way. American Pie goes to summer camp.
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