Family Camp (2022)

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Family Camp (2022). Family Camp: Directed by Brian Cates. With Tommy Woodard, Eddie James, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Gigi Orsillo. When two polar-opposite families are forced to camp together, the dads struggle to hold onto their families and marriages as they compete for the coveted camp trophy.

“I saw this in the theater with my 5 year old. It was too silly for me and not funny enough for him. Probably best for pre-teens. Still, the jokes didnu0026#39;t land. I imagined them performed by A-list comic actors and could see how the writers might have thought the script wouldu0026#39;ve been funny but there were very few laughs. Also there were times when they tried to be too emotionally dramatic. The movie is set up to imply that youu0026#39;re about to see a slapstick comedy but then they try to get a little too deep. Itu0026#39;s awkward when youu0026#39;re constantly late to realizing that what youu0026#39;re watching is suddenly supposed to be serious rather than funny. The balance just isnu0026#39;t there. And is it supposed to be preachy? I would have to assume so based on the fact that the movie wouldnu0026#39;t have to change at all if it omitted the religious aspect. Classic straight man/comic foil structure done much more poorly than most of the similar low budget B movies of the 90s.”


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