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A group of childhood friends, now in their thirties, reunite at Camp Tamakwa. Only a few of the original campers show up, but they still have a good time reminiscing. The people share experiences and grow while at the camp. They are dismayed to discover that the camp's owner, Unca Lou, is going to close the camp down.Written by
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The movie was filmed at writer-director Mike Binder's actual child-hood summer camp, Camp Tamakwa in Ontario, Canada. See more »
During the flashback to the long-ago Tamakwa-thon, as the runners pass through a crowd, the shadows of the cameraman and sound man are visible on the backs of the assembled onlookers. See more »
[referring to Gwen]
Unca Lou, Unca Lou, look at that. Twenty-one years old. How am I going to go six nights without that?
Unca Lou Handler:
You probably won't, Jamie. Just try not to kill any wild animals in the process.
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The counselor's assistant Stick (played by Sam Raimi) stares into the camera for the entirety of the credits. See more »
In Binder's quest to capture the essence of summer camp, he seems to have forgotten that, at its core, summer camp is boring. And campers therefore have to constantly create activities for themselves - activities outside the traditional camp schedule -- to stave off that boredom.
I tracked down a copy of this film (not easy) because of an interview with Kevin Pollack who said it was his fave. Don't agree. In fact it is not even Kevin's best work -- see THE LOST ROOM for that.
I am aware that several reviewers have given this film a 10 out of 10 and that is a little scary to me. It is meandering, it is wandering, it makes great demands on the viewer and gives little back.
I am also aware that this is a draw for Diane Lane fans, one of the great beauties of the era. At least THOSE viewers have their expectations contained before the first frame..
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