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Camp
     

Camp

4.6 21
Director: Todd Graff

Cast: Daniel Letterle, Joanna Chilcoat, Robin De Jesus

 
A group of kids dreaming of Broadway take their ambitions to summer camp in this musical comedy-drama, which has been given a solid presentation for its release on DVD. Camp has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered in

Overview

A group of kids dreaming of Broadway take their ambitions to summer camp in this musical comedy-drama, which has been given a solid presentation for its release on DVD. Camp has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1. The dialogue is in English, with optional subtitles in English and Spanish. Bonus materials include a short documentary on the making of the film, a selection of deleted and extended scenes, a bonus stage performance from the cast, and the film's original theatrical trailer.

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All Movie Guide - Josh Ralske
Writer/actor Todd Graff makes a splashy directorial debut with Camp, an energetically staged musical comedy drama set at a summer camp for performing kids. Camp is full of fresh faces and raw talent, and the multitudinous musical numbers are as spirited and entertaining as anything in Chicago, though the film traces its roots directly back to Fame, which is acknowledged in one typically sharp and funny reference. Like Fame, Camp charms with an assortment of engaging and talented performers, many of whom are making their film debuts. Also like Fame, the atmosphere and the kids themselves are far more interesting than the soap opera backstage melodrama that passes for a plot. Graff wins us over, though, with his obvious love of the milieu, and his equally obvious sympathy for these kids, whom he affectionately portrays as outcasts. Right from the film's opening, in which Michael (Robin de Jesus) gets bashed by his classmates after showing up for his prom in an evening gown, we know that Camp Ovation is a safe haven for these kids -- a world apart from the "real" world, and that helps to sell the film's somewhat creaky plot machinations. It's hard to complain when said plot devices allow for a hilarious show-stopping number like the downtrodden Fritzi's (Anna Kendrick) icy rendition of Stephen Sondheim's "Ladies Who Lunch." But even with Graff's admirable ability to write snappy patter and stage one thrilling little musical sequence after another, one can't help thinking that this exuberant and skilled cast might have been better served by a more realistic story, along the lines of Jim McKay's Our Song. It would be nice if it took place in the real world, but make no mistake -- Camp is tremendously entertaining, and well worth seeing. And don't walk out during the closing credits, either.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/2004
UPC:
0027616901255
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:50:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted and extended scenes; "The Making of Camp" featurette; Live cast performance; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Daniel Letterle Vlad
Joanna Chilcoat Ellen
Robin De Jesus Michael
Tiffany Taylor Jenna
Sasha Allen Dee
Alana Allen Jill
Anna Kendrick Fritzi
Don Dixon Bert Hanley

Technical Credits
Todd Graff Director,Screenwriter
Allen Bain Co-producer
Holly Becker Executive Producer
Kip Bogdahn Cinematographer
Will Cantler Casting
Linda Cohen Musical Direction/Supervision
Danny DeVito Producer
Dina Goldman Production Designer
Caroline Kaplan Executive Producer
Cecily Kaston Asst. Director
Miriam Kazdin Associate Producer
Myron Kerstein Editor
Richard Klubeck Executive Producer
Pamela Koffler Producer
Robert Larrea Sound/Sound Designer
Dan Levine Co-producer
Dan Levine Co-producer
Michele Lynch Choreography
Jerry Mitchell Choreography
Tora Peterson Set Decoration/Design
Victoria Pettibone Casting
Katie Roumel Producer
Jonathan Sehring Executive Producer
Michael Shamberg Producer
Stacey Sher Producer
Bradford Simpson Associate Producer
Bernie Telsey Casting
Stephen Trask Score Composer
David Vaccari Casting
Christine Vachon Producer
Dawn Weisberg Costumes/Costume Designer
Jonathan Weisgal Producer
John Wells Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. ...Through My Tears [5:41]
2. Main Title/Off to Camp [2:05]
3. Hot New Kid on the Block [2:34]
4. Auditions/Wild Horses [2:57]
5. The Actor's Agony [1:52]
6. Not Many Like Vlad [2:48]
7. Still Here...Barely [4:17]
8. Substantially Special [5:04]
9. A Fantastic Surprise [2:08]
10. With Friends Like These [:51]
11. Turkey Lurkey Time [5:18]
12. None Too Special [5:36]
13. ...I'm Not Going [2:50]
14. Prettier Than 5 Million [2:58]
15. "Scary Little Girl" [2:52]
16. The Ladies Who Retch [3:16]
17. O Romeo, Poor Romeo [1:50]
18. Two Freaks in a Room [5:40]
19. Birthdays Are a Drag [2:04]
20. I Sing for You [1:29]
21. Never Meet Your Heroes [4:52]
22. Century Plant [7:18]
23. With a Girl! [4:29]
24. The Benefit [2:27]
25. Vlad Has 3 Girlfriends [:45]
26. Here's Where I Stand [3:07]
27. Attention Junkie [6:28]
28. Credits/The Want of a Nail [6:40]

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Camp 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ilove musical movies, and this was one of the best. the songs continued to run through my head days after i heard it. the movie deals with tough issues, but is still uplifting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THis movie is not only something for the lgbt community, but for anyone who has ever felt like they couldn't be themselves.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a gay teen it was good because it showed how all types of people have to supress themselves and what they feel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was in theatre for years, but I never thought I was a theatre geek until I saw this movie and got every single joke these kids made. However, my friend who went with me has never even seen a play in her life and she loved it almost as much as I did. There were so many themes that anyone who was ever a teenager can relate to- even the ones who weren't outcasts. All the lovely awkward teenage moments you wish you could forget pop up in this movie... and believe me, that's a good thing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie, though not very widely-known, is fantastic. It shows that homosexuality isn't a disease, but a state of mind, and that it's okay for everyone to be who they truly want to be. And that OCD can, in fact, be sexy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the Opening Number By the girl called Dee , I think she songs like an angle and the kids that song back up song like angles in an chore . How Shall I See You Trough Tears is like one of the best songs on the soundtrack and who ever wrote the songs should get an award. and i think that camp is one of the best movies with young actors actoress i've seen to date
Guest More than 1 year ago
Camp was a really good movie. It had an awesome storyline, and some even awesomer actors and actresses. It really showed all the trouble that comes with being gay, and an actor. I loved it and if I could I would see it again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best movie ever. I never enjoyed a movie as much as I did CAMP. It is exactly how my performing arts summer camp was.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie takes talented people and allowes us to see how their lives ane, not as some one might think they are but as they are. The life strugles are braught out in the music, and the deap running and offten missunderstood plot opens new dementions into the world never thaught possuble in film. You have to see this movie...!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The cast of this movie was so talented. It had great and inspiring music and dancing. It was one of the best movie musicals I have seen in a long time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
CAMP was one of the greatest movies I have seen in a long time. This film captured the way outcasts in normal society had a place to be themselves. I would not be surprised to see these kids on Broadway or in another movie anytime soon
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was fantastic! Hands down one of best musicals ever. I loved how all of the characters had some flaw, some realism to them. They weren't all skinny,overbearing people, these kids were just like us. Those kids were so amazing. To pull off the acting, singing, and dancing you know they had to work extremely hard! I would recommend this film to anyone and everyone. If I were a teen who wanted to sing and act and have a little drama I'd want to go to Camp Ovation!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dan Letterle (vlad) IS SO HOTT
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was wonderful. The Cast is such a talented group of young actors/singers that it is amazing! The music reminds me of Rent and other tony-winning shows!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie was ok the only reason i really liked it was because of the music...otherwise it sucked
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think I was really able to relate to this movie because I spent the past four years in college studying music. Performers tend to stick together because they tend to be 'different' and are therefore not always accepted amongst the so-called 'normal' people. So they come together- because of their love of art and the bond of being outcasts- to a place where they can fit in. The world of performing arts is in many ways a separate one from the rest of the world, and this movie does an excellent job of portraying it. Just about everyone in the movie reminded me of someone I know. In addition to enjoying the familiarity of the story line, I really enjoyed the singing and dancing. There are some extremely talented singers, as well as some really awesome choreography. This movie may not be for everyone, but it is definitely for those who have experienced the the unique world of the performing arts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Camp' is hysterical with its interpretation of the world of dramatic arts but also serious enough to relate modern teenage insecurities as well as rivalries. I've seen this movie a couple of times and I think its rather outstandingly portrayed by the young unknown actors in it. They all have potential to be great performers as they continue on in their acting endevours.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is so uplifting and inspiring. This will make you want to spread your wings and fly.I would recommend this DVD to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I myself being brought up on Sondheim. I loved the movie, the plot was alright, but the musical numbers were just fantastic! I love musicals, I've been in many, so this inspired me even more. I think it's great.
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