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Old 05-18-23, 05:24 PM
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Theater Camp (2023, D: Gordon, Lieberman) S: Gordon, Platt, Tatro, Edebiri, Galvin

In Theaters July 14th

Tony Award winner Ben Platt and Molly Gordon star in the original comedy THEATER CAMP as Amos and Rebecca-Diane – lifelong best friends and drama instructors at a rundown camp in upstate New York. When clueless tech-bro Troy (Jimmy Tatro) arrives to run the property (into the ground), Amos, Rebecca-Diane and production manager Glenn (Noah Galvin) band together with the staff and students, staging a masterpiece to keep their beloved summer camp afloat.

Cast: Noah Galvin, Molly Gordon, Ben Platt, Jimmy Tatro, Patti Harrison, Nathan Lee Graham, Ayo Edebiri, Owen Thiele, Alan Kim, Alexander Bello, Bailee Bonick, Kyndra Sanchez, Donovan Colan, Vivienne Sachs, Quinn Titcomb, Caroline Aaron, Amy Sedaris
I saw this during Sundance and enjoyed it quite a bit. The ending number is pretty funny.

I was surprised to see Searchlight acquire this and give a theatrical release. I'm not sure how successful it will be at the BO. But, if you fall in the target demographic, you should like it.

Reviews: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/theater_camp
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Re: Theater Camp (2023, D: Gordon, Lieberman) S: Gordon, Platt, Tatro, Edebiri, Galvin

This expands a bit this weekend, but I think the wide release is next weekend.

It's had a decent BO showing in its limited release last weekend.
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Re: Theater Camp (2023, D: Gordon, Lieberman) S: Gordon, Platt, Tatro, Edebiri, Galvin

I’m definitely the target demographic for this, but it hits my local multiplex next week when I’m leaving town. We’ll see if it’s still there the following weekend.
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Re: Theater Camp (2023, D: Gordon, Lieberman) S: Gordon, Platt, Tatro, Edebiri, Galvin

Wide release is this weekend.
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Re: Theater Camp (2023, D: Gordon, Lieberman) S: Gordon, Platt, Tatro, Edebiri, Galvin

I saw it today- I really liked it, It had vibes of the 2003 movie CAMP- which was Anna Kendricks 1st film and was directed by Danny Devito- It's available on streaming on TUBI, PLUTO, and PLEX if you have never seen it.

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Re: Theater Camp (2023, D: Gordon, Lieberman) S: Gordon, Platt, Tatro, Edebiri, Galvin

Originally Posted by brtcmfn
I saw it today- I really liked it, It had vibes of the 2003 movie CAMP- which was Anna Kendricks 1st film and was directed by Danny Devito- It's available on streaming on TUBI, PLUTO, and PLEX if you have never seen it.
Hmm, I'd never heard of Camp but looking it up it seems like something I'd find interesting. Thanks for the recommend (not directed by DeVito, however).
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Originally Posted by Crocker Jarmen
Hmm, I'd never heard of Camp but looking it up it seems like something I'd find interesting. Thanks for the recommend (not directed by DeVito, however).

Uggh my bad Devito was a producer- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_(2003_film)
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Re: Theater Camp (2023, D: Gordon, Lieberman) S: Gordon, Platt, Tatro, Edebiri, Galvin

I wish Camp was a wee bit better than it turned out to be, but I very definitely still enjoyed the film. I think many years back, Camp was on Netflix which is how I might have seen it (I may have even rented the film from Netflix, and remember watching it on disc).

I will be seeing this film asap (by buying on VOD, or through a streamer), as it does sound like something I would very much enjoy.
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Re: Theater Camp (2023, D: Gordon, Lieberman) S: Gordon, Platt, Tatro, Edebiri, Galvin

I still have Camp on DVD and have thought about revisiting it.

I watched a similar musical summer-camp movie on Netflix called A Week Away, but it was just ok.

Edit: I found what I said about in for the musicals challenge.

I watched an oddball musical on Netflix called A Week Away, clearly inspired by High School Musical but taking place at a religious summer camp. The camp culminates in a final musical performance, but along the way there are full-on-character-randomly-breaks-into-song moments. It’s not constantly preachy (the main character is a fish out of water), but most of the songs mention faith, and some of them are classics by Amy Grant and Steven Curtis Chapman (Place in This World, Baby Baby), both of whom have cameos in the film. Kinda charming but not something I’d watch again.
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Re: Theater Camp (2023, D: Gordon, Lieberman) S: Gordon, Platt, Tatro, Edebiri, Galvin

Saw this earlier this morning.

Although I'm probably not the target demographic for this film, it was surprisingly enjoyable.

The cast was absolutely wonderful as was the finale.
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Re: Theater Camp (2023, D: Gordon, Lieberman) S: Gordon, Platt, Tatro, Edebiri, Galvin

Will be on Hulu September 14th.
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Bump for being live on Hulu
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Re: Theater Camp (2023, D: Gordon, Lieberman) S: Gordon, Platt, Tatro, Edebiri, Galvin

Originally Posted by RichC2
Bump for being live on Hulu
Actually I'm pretty sure it's pre-recorded.
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Re: Theater Camp (2023, D: Gordon, Lieberman) S: Gordon, Platt, Tatro, Edebiri, Galvin

You win on a technicality.
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Re: Theater Camp (2023, D: Gordon, Lieberman) S: Gordon, Platt, Tatro, Edebiri, Galvin

And won’t be on ANY physical media format.
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Re: Theater Camp (2023, D: Gordon, Lieberman) S: Gordon, Platt, Tatro, Edebiri, Galvin

I enjoyed Theatre Camp a lot, but on the directing side, this has hands-down the worst mockumentary-style I've ever seen. Why did they bother?
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Re: Theater Camp (2023, D: Gordon, Lieberman) S: Gordon, Platt, Tatro, Edebiri, Galvin

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I enjoyed Theatre Camp a lot, but on the directing side, this has hands-down the worst mockumentary-style I've ever seen. Why did they bother?
That was my biggest issue with. It was like half way through they forgot that was the format they started with.
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Re: Theater Camp (2023, D: Gordon, Lieberman) S: Gordon, Platt, Tatro, Edebiri, Galvin

Nice thread bump, glad to know I can enjoy the film this evening. Forgot it is now available to stream on Hulu.
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Re: Theater Camp (2023, D: Gordon, Lieberman) S: Gordon, Platt, Tatro, Edebiri, Galvin

I watched about a third of it… does it get better? Wasn’t feeling it at all, aside from a handful of jokes.

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And won’t be on ANY physical media format.
True. There will is not currently ANY way to purchase this on physical formats, so you can only STREAM it, barring some way to create some kind of digital backup.
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Re: Theater Camp (2023, D: Gordon, Lieberman) S: Gordon, Platt, Tatro, Edebiri, Galvin

Originally Posted by Dan
I watched about a third of it… does it get better? Wasn’t feeling it at all, aside from a handful of jokes.
I've got to agree with you. After all the positive word of mouth I was disappointed. I'm really tired of the mockumentary format, even in shows I enjoy.*

* I love "What We Do In The Shadows" but the "We're filming a documentary" part of it is way past its "use-by" date with me, and really doesn't make sense anymore

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