Wet Hot American Summer
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Wet Hot American Summer
The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics professor. He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA's Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at… 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
"Where is Jason Voorhess, the hockey-masked killer of Camp Crystal Lake, when you really need him?"
‑ Joe Leydon, The Moving Picture Show
"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
"Have a good summer."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"This is an almost laughless bomb."
‑ Tom Maurstad, Dallas Morning News
"Hilarious but raunchy parody is filled with sex, profanity."
‑ Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
"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
"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
"...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
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