Camp Hope is a summer retreat for overweight boys run by a kindly couple. But when tyrannical fitness guru Tony buys the camp, he puts the kids on a cruel regimen. Sick of Tony's methods, the kids stage a coup and reclaim their summer of fun.
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- Steven Brill
- This movie is
- DVD and streaming
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this comedy sends confusing signals about being overweight. It's not clear if the movie is about self-acceptance or self-loathing. There's some mild potty language and some pranks that get a little out of hand, as well.
- Sexual Content
- Teens shown making out as the opening credits roll. One of the Camp Hope boys makes out with a girl at the dance. Pat the counselor kisses the camp nurse.
- Tony is tied up and put inside of a cage with an electric fence. A father punches him in the stomach at the end of the movie.
- "Damn," "big ass," "see you in hell," "kick his ass."
- Social Behavior
- Confusing messages about being overweight. Some of the tactics that Tony uses are cruel, and the revenge pranks that the campers enact are pushing it. The only females in the film are love-interests or mothers.
- Food, glorious food! All kinds of candies and pizzas and junk food abound. Taco Bell, Burger King, McDonald's signs are displayed.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Food is treated like a drug -- the jonesing, the stashes, the withdrawals. Adults like the cameraman and the cook smoke cigarettes.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it