Wet Hot American Summer
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Wet Hot American Summer
1980s teen comedies finally get the parody they so richly deserve with Wet Hot American Summer, the first feature film from writer/director David Wain and co-screenwriter Michael Showalter, formerly of the sketch comedy troupe the State. It's the last day of the summer season at Camp Firewood, and as camp director Beth (Janeane Garofalo) prepares to wrap things up, the staff of teenage counselors realize this is their last chance to do something about the summer romances that have been brewing for the past three months. Sweet but shy Coop (Michael Showalter) is crazy about pretty Katie… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The skewering of underdog sports clichés, horny teen staples and Vietnam-trauma melodrama is long overdue and perfectly irreverent in execution."
‑ William Goss, Film.com
"This is supposed to be funny? It was so depressing I almost started to cry."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"...has its moments, but considering the cast there should be far more of them."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"A whole bunch of funny folks doing all they can to not make us laugh."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"That whooshing sound you hear is the majority of the jokes in Wet Hot American Summer sailing right over my head."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Have a good summer."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"This is an almost laughless bomb."
‑ Tom Maurstad, Dallas Morning News
"This was always more or less destined to be a cult comedy, passed along enthusiastically on video/DVD."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Destined to become a clut classic."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
"Once you get into the flow with Wain and Showalter and understand what they're trying to do, the movie is pretty damn funny."
‑ Ron Wells, Film Threat
"For all its failings, Wet Hot maintains energy and high spirits over most of its length. The trouble is, such energy and spirits are not infectious, and the movies it mocks were better."
‑ Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle
"Likably silly."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"A dumb - and fitfully funny - send-up of an already dumb genre."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"When the jokes work, they really work."
‑ Marcy Dermansky, About.com
"Ensemble spoof of '80s flicks such as Meatballs and Little Darlings is a camp comedy -- in more ways than one."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
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