Wet Hot American Summer

Release Date: July 27th, 2001

DVD Release Date: January 15th, 2002

R |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, "Wet Hot American Summer" follows a group of counselors who are each trying to complete their unfinished business before the day ends. The entire summer of pent-up sexual frustrations, unresolved post-traumatic stress, pending separations and of course, the talent show, all weigh heavily on the minds and groins of counselors and campers alike.

Cast: Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter, Marguerite Moreau, Paul Rudd, Zak Orth, Christopher Meloni, A.D. Miles

Director: David Wain

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Eureka Pictures, North Coast Group

Distributors: USA Films

Keywords: Madcap , Love triangle , Growing up , 1980s , Melodramatic , Pursuit , Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    Mostly it fails to score. Maybe that's why no one has attempted summer-camp comedy since the third "Meatballs" sequel a decade ago. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News

    The frantic proceedings are more likely to have you wishing this summer would just come to an end. show more

  • 63
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    The film keeps being yanked back from nothingness by this or that clever sendup, delivered by a small army of invigorated performers who seem to push off from one another's energy levels. show more

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