Happy Campers

"OK"

Happy Campers Review


It may be a bit of an acquired taste, but Happy Campers (from Heathers writer Daniel Waters), but the film definitely deserved a better fate than being dumped on home video. Nonetheless it's worth a spin if you happen to come across it: It's the usual hijinks at Camp Bleeding Dove, with horny counselors running amok when camp leader (Peter Stormare) is incapacitated and a hurricane strikes the grounds. Dominique Swain steals the show as a Jan Brady-like innocent who wants to entertain her young charges and keep them pristine, but also pines for Wichita (Brad Renfro) all the same. The film gets a little muddy as the movie gets weirder, suffering from the same problems that made Wet Hot American Summer a curious oddity instead of a cult classic. Characters make abrupt personality shifts, and the in-joke just goes a bit too far. Funny? Yes. Another Heathers? Not quite.


Happy Campers

Facts and Figures

Run time: 94 mins

In Theaters: Sunday 21st January 2001

Budget: $15M

Distributed by: New Line Cinema

Production compaines: DiNovi Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 57%
Fresh: 4 Rotten: 3

IMDB: 5.5 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer:

Starring: as Donald, as Wichita, as Pixel, as Talia, as Wendy, as Millie, as Oberon, as Jasper


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