Wet Hot American Summer

Wet Hot American Summer


4.4 out of 5 stars
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  • 2 Stars14%
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The staff members of Camp Firewood, feeling that they have squandered the summer of 1981, are determined to make their last day together count. Crunchy counselor Beth (Jeaneane Garofolo) finds an unexpected love interest in shy, neighboring astrophysicist Neuman (David Hyde Pierce), who is busy tracking an errant piece of Skylab. Elsewhere, everyman Coop (Michael Showalter) pursues longtime crush Katie (Marguerite Monroe), despite her ignoramus boyfriend, Andy (Paul Rudd). Uptight Susie (Amy Poehler) is determined to stage a talent show that will rival the average Broadway production, while divorced arts and crafts instructor Gail (Molly Shannon) seeks love advice from 12-year-old campers. While several counselors make a pilgrimage to a crack house, virginal Gary has an unexpected sexual awakening, and Vietnam veteran cook Gene finds a guiding light in a can of green beans and erotic fulfillment in the refrigerator. Conceived by Michael Showalter and David Wain, members of comedy troupe THE STATE, WET HOT AMERICAN summer pays tribute to the teen films of the 1970s and early 1980s, most notably the Bill Murray summer camp classic MEATBALLS, with a straight face and an anything-goes brand of comedy. Mixing and matching from a checklist of youth film cliches and turning them into sight gags that often defy time and space, Showalter and Wain have crafted a film that manages to be a consistently funny tribute to the genres it lampoons.

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Kayla W.
21 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 2
First, the cast is absolutely amazing. Its an hilarious movie and show. It's the stupid type of humor. I honestly find the show on Netflix funnier than the movie, but enjoy them both.
Valerie b.
largo, FL
115 reviews
This movie is a Cult Classic, featuring some of your more recognized comedians before their bigger roles. This is definitely one worth seeing awesome comedy!
Bahare K.
Las Vegas, NV
421 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 2
This show just came back to Netflix and I started watching it and it's so funny
Very dry humor but if your are into that, this show is hilarious
Shannon C.
Greenville, MI
179 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 1
This is a great movie! So funny! It has a stellar cast and it was made before a lot of them starred in bigger roles.
Jessica M.
99 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 1
I'm so sad I waited so long to see this movie. Absolutely hilarious in both premise and execution!
Mark M.
New York, NY
8 reviews
This move is amazing. The cast is stacked. The jokes are great. Hands down a must see movie!!
Darlene F.
357 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 1
I'm not sure how this movie became a cult favourite - it's terrible! It's not funny in the least, despite having some amazing actors in it. I thought I had been missing out by not seeing it, but now I wish I could get those 97 minutes of my life back.
Victoria F.
New York, NY
366 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 4
Is this about a camp?

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