Wet Hot American Summer

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"High Times. Hard Bodies. Soft Rock."
  • R
  • 2001
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 6.5  (60,431)
  • 42

In the summer of 1981, a group of camp counselors at Camp Firewood prepare for the last day of camp, which is set to be an eventful one. Rapidly approaching, the day is filled with various conflicts, antics and hilarious escapades as everyone scrambles to make the most of their remaining time at the camp. Fearing that they may never see each other again after the final day, the counselors attempt to make the day as chaotic and memorable as possible. An introduction at the beginning of the film explains that anything can happen and it's the last day so everyone should release their inhibitions.

The film features an ensemble cast with notable appearances from Janeane Garofalo as the camp director Beth, David Hyde Pierce as the astrophysicist Henry, and Michael Showalter as the awkward, insecure counselor Gerald "Coop" Cooperberg. Beth's storyline revolves around her decision to sell the camp to a wealthy businessman, despite her personal attachment to the place.

Meanwhile, Henry's storyline focuses on his attempts to save the camp from being hit by a dangerous piece of NASA's Skylab which is set to crash into Earth. Coop's storyline follows his desperate attempts to express his romantic feelings towards fellow counselor Katie, who is played by Marguerite Moreau.

The movie includes many subplots and memorable scenes, with the eccentric counselors getting into all kinds of shenanigans throughout the day. One scene, in particular, involves a talking can of vegetables named Gene, played by Christopher Meloni, and a nearby refrigerator. Other memorable characters include a Vietnam veteran played by Paul Rudd, the wealthy parents of a camper played by David Hyde Pierce and Molly Shannon, and a group of misfit nerds.

Wet Hot American Summer is a comedy that pokes fun at summer camp movies and the coming-of-age genre. It is filled with absurd humor and goofy moments, with characters breaking the fourth wall and referencing the film's own clichés. The movie was not widely appreciated upon its initial release but, over time, has gained a cult following for its comedic brilliance.

Intricately plotted, fast-paced and wholly original, Wet Hot American Summer is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys irreverent comedy. It is a film that is highly quotable and easily rewatchable, with jokes and gags that become funnier each time they are revisited. The movie encapsulates the spirit of the 1980s, with a killer soundtrack and a stylish, retro look.

In conclusion, Wet Hot American Summer is a classic comedy that should not be missed. It is full of heart, humor, and irreverence, with a talented ensemble cast delivering hilarious performances. It is a movie that celebrates the end of summer with all the absurdity and irreverence that such a celebration requires.

Wet Hot American Summer is a 2001 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 42.

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  • Release Date
    2001
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 37 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (60,431)
  • Metascore
    42