Wet Hot American Summer


Action / Comedy / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 31%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 80%
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 46587


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Elizabeth Banks as Lindsay
Paul Rudd as Andy
Amy Poehler as Susie
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758.00 MB
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1hr 37 min
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Reviewed by tomgillespie2002 5 / 10

Feels like I'm too late for the party

With the sheer volume of teen sex comedies being released in the wake of unexpected smash-hit American Pie in 1999, Wet Hot American Summer flew way under my radar in 2001 and didn't come to my attention until Netflix announced that they were releasing a prequel series in 2015. It was a strange time when the likes of Chris Klein and Breckin Meyer threatened to become movie stars, but near enough all of the cast of Wet Hot American Summer have since established themselves as movie stars or famous faces in the comedy circuit and are still going strong. The film, directed by Role Models' David Wain, has also gone on to garner a cult following, thanks to its gleefully absurd sense of humour, anarchic storytelling approach, and 1980's setting.

Set on the final day of summer camp in 1981, Wet Hot American Summer tells its 'story' in the form of vignettes, with most of the characters looking to get their end away one way or another. There's Beth (Janeane Garofalo), the camp's director who finds herself inexplicably attracted to shy astrophysics assistant professor Henry (David Hyde Pierce). Coop (played by co-writer Michael Showalter) has the hots for fellow counsellor Katie (Marguerite Moreau), but her attention is taken up by her rebellious and obnoxious boyfriend, camp badass Andy (Paul Rudd). Other characters include Gail (Molly Shannon), the heartbroken crafts teacher, Gene (Christopher Meloni), the intense Vietnam veteran who has a habit of accidentally revealing his bizarre sexual habits mid-conversation, Victor (Ken Marino), who must run miles back to camp if he hopes to get laid, and Susie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Bradley Cooper), the seemingly picture-postcard couple who aim put on the greatest talent show the camp has ever seen.

Most people's enjoyment of Wet Hot American Summer will hinge upon their willingness to accept the film's goofiness. It's a gag-a-minute: some jokes land, but most don't. It works best when at its most silly, like the sight of Marino struggling to jump over a tiny roll of hay in the road on his quest to lose his virginity, in a gag that brings Father Ted to mind, or Garofalo's one-hour trip into town that quickly descends into crack-smoking, granny-robbing depravity. But the film leans on the charm of its ensemble to get by, and with the sheer volume talent on show (Meloni and Rudd have never been funnier), it works well up to a point. As a nostalgia piece, it lovingly nails the era long before the likes of Stranger Things and It, and the result is a hybrid of Meatballs, Porky's and Friday the 13th. It's main problem is that it's lampooning something which isn't quite ridiculous enough to make fun of, so rather than a clever parody, it often resembles yet another entry in the teen sexy comedy wave that was thankfully dying out by 2002. Still, I understand the appeal and the cult following, but it feels like I'm slightly too late for the party.

Reviewed by LawnBoy-4 1 / 10

The pinnacle of Unfunny

Yeah, I get it. They were attempting to create a spoof/parody of 70s/80s camp films. Done properly, this could have been a comedic classic. As it stands, the writers were apparently convinced that cornball "humor" and supposedly satirical and overt stereotypes were enough to appeal to the masses on the basis of forced "irony" and quasi-esoteric inside jokes. What a mess.

The first thing that should have tipped me off that this would ultimately prove to be a complete waste of my time was the inclusion of Michael Ian Black, who is mostly known for an appalling bevy of failed, tragically unfunny Comedy Central shows. Try as he might, Black is could not be funny if his life depended on it, which is a shame because I honestly want to like the guy.

Aside from Black, the film boasts a sizable number of actors/comedians who would ultimately move on to greater things. Then again, graduating to public access TV would constitute "moving on to greater things" after appearing in this abomination.

There really is nothing at all to like about this movie, at least for me. Sure, there are fanboys out there who will tell you that you "just don't get it", as if hidden beneath the tepid ooze lies some masterful form of comic genius. Trust me - if you vainly search for any sort of redeeming, comedic value in this mess, you will be sorely disappointed.

Reviewed by foxdath 8 / 10

Solid 8/10

I found WHAS really amusing. The film includes all major ways of comedy in general. It is deadly dry as a British made martini - stirred, and shaked slowly - and in the next moment it is over-self-explatory gems. It is as absurd as it is straight forward and honest.

One of the greatest features of the film, is how every character has a story, a function. Although it is clear that their story is continued with two spin-off TV shows, they all do have satisfying means in the movie already.

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