Wet Hot American Summer

Wet Hot American Summer movie poster
MPAA rating: R
Genre: Comedy
"Stumbles right out of the gate and never regains its footing." -- Desson Howe, Weekend. "Here's how much I laughed: never. I mean, never." -- Stephen Hunter, Style.
Starring: Janeane Garofalo, Paul Rudd, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter, Marguerite Moreau
Director: David Wain
Running time: 1:37
Release: Opened Jan 19, 2001

Editorial Review

The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics professor. He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA's Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show at the end of the day.