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Tony-nominated actor Todd Graff makes his directorial debut with the musical comedy Camp, featuring an ensemble cast of newcomers. Guitarist Vlad (Daniel Letterle) attends Camp Ovation, the summer theater camp for budding actors, dancers, and musicians. Finding himself to be one of the only hetero boys around, he soon befriends nice girl Ellen (Joanna Chilcoat). Meanwhile, openly gay Michael (Robin de Jesus) develops a crush on him. This sparks dramatic confrontations among fellow campers Jenna (Tiffany Taylor), Jill (Alana Allen), and Fritzi (Anna Kendrick). The whole camp is run by Bert… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

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"A soap-opera patchwork of worn backstage cliches."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"You'll have trouble keeping your toes from tapping."
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Todd Graff, better known as writer, makes a decent (but no more)directing debut with this mildly amusing but unoriginal indie about a bunch of gays and heteros putting on a show."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"So chock-full of insider theater references that the film reads like a trivia contest held in the Acapulco Room on a cruise sponsored by"
‑ Donald Munro, Fresno Bee
"Unfortunately, the showcase is rather truncated insofar as there is not much true talent on display."
‑ Greg Muskewitz,
"A poor man's Fame. If you can live with that, it makes for a somewhat entertaining experience."
‑ Kathy Cano Murillo, Arizona Republic
"The kids have energy to burn, and you can't help but marvel at the polish they bring to a variety of numbers from a variety of musicals."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Funny movie about theater camp for teens."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Lying somewhere between Fame and Meatballs, Camp unfortunately possesses neither the energy of the former nor the hilarity of the latter."
‑ Matt Bailey, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"Look past the ill-conceived story and this camp-y summer fling will have you theatre queens rolling in your seats and dancing in the aisles."
‑ David Foucher, EDGE Boston
"Fame may seem silly in retrospect, but Camp, with its dippy dialogue and characters revealing even less complexity than the ones from 42nd Street, arrives silly."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"Its earnest acting and brimming-over love for musicals are infectious, and most of its shopworn narrative devices play as tribute rather than trite."
‑ Tom Sime, Dallas Morning News
"One doesn't have to be a theater queen to appreciate Camp's humor, but it wouldn't hurt."
‑ Kent Turner,
"The highlights of the film are when the ostensible plotlines are dropped, and the truly talented kids get a chance to perform."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Though the direction is amateurish in spots, the film boasts a winning cast of characters, energetic musical numbers ... and a genuine compassion for kids who prefer Damn Yankees to a Yankees game."
‑ Justin Hartung, Citysearch
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