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Wet Hot American Summer
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Directed By
David Wain

Written By:
Michael Showalter, David Wain

Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter, Marguerite Moreau, Paul Rudd, Zak Orth, Christopher Meloni, A.D. Miles, Molly Shannon, Ken Marino, Marisa Ryan, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black

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Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
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Movie Review by Zara
July 30th, 2007

Odd, but in a cool kind of way

This is another one of those movies from the guys who were responsible for the television show "The State" when it was on MTV. They are also largely visible in the movie THE BAXTER, including Paul Rudd and Elizabeth Banks as well.

I wish I could say that I liked this movie more but it's just a little too uneven for my tastes. Hard to determine if at times it's being endearing to what it's mocking or just being cruel (there's a fairly graphic homosexual sex scene, graphic in its supposition of what's going on, and yet later it seems to make light of homosexual relationships going straight into wanting furniture from Crate and Barrel) and yet it still is a fairly good spoof of the camper movies that were released in the late seventies and early eighties.

And maybe I'm just a tad too young to understand the humour, or even just out of the loop because my parents could never afford to send me to a summer camp. I'm not sure.

I will say that I loved Elizabeth Banks in this (I haven't found a time when I haven't liked her thus far) as well as Molly Shannon and Janeane Garofalo. The women pretty much rock the movie and the men appear to be having far too much fun with themselves, oblivious to when they're not really being funny at all.

But that's kind like how men always are.


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