Indian Summer
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Mike Binder wrote and directed this reunion story in The Big Chill vein about of group of ex-campers, now in their twenties, who return to their old summer camp to get together again. Alan Arkin plays Uncle Lou, the old camp counselor and resident sage at Canadian summer camp Tamakwa. Leading a group of contemporary youngsters wearing Walkmans on their heads to glory in the beauty of a majestic moose in the Canadian Northwoods, he realizes that the children of today are not the way children were in ancient times before 1993, so he decides to close up shop and shut down Camp Tamkwa for good.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mike Binder places his well-acted comedy in the familiar turf of other "reunion" films (Return of Secaucus Seven, Big Chill), adding one element to the genre: Instead of indoor weekend, the regrouping is set in a beloved camp of the 1972 summer"
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"A mish-mash of mediocre formulas."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"...with this group of actors (including Sam Raimi, of all people, as a clumsy handyman) it's hard to ever really get bored."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Binder serves up an unappetizing concoction of Big Chill and Ernest Goes to Camp stew."
‑ Hollis Chacona, Austin Chronicle
"If you like to go to weddings of humdrum people you don't know, you won't want to miss Indian Summer."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"This is a story more interested in tone and mood than in big plot points."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Big Chill-ish camp reunion movie with some lovely performances."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"Just too pat, too predictable and too generic."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"A truly enjoyable movie, with a truly wonderful ensemble"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Indian Summer is a feel-good comedy about eight friends who are reunited with each other at a camp."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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