almost 5 years
A very acquired comedic taste; extremely polarizing
too close to what it's trying to parody, only the actors are adults so it's kinda creepy
over 5 years
Manages to successfully cram a gag into just about every frame.
almost 7 years
Borders mostly on the absurd comedy-wise, but the cast is great.
Cult and hilarious, with a ridiculously pre-famous cast.
over 7 years
actually a pretty good satire about how shit movies can be
almost 8 years
Random but hilarious. Anyone who doesn't understand this humour is frankly stupid.
almost 8 years
You'll get entertainment from the pure absurdity of the film, but its not especially funny
The cast is more impressive than the movie itself. But there are worse ways to spend 90min
over 8 years
The epitome of a cult classic--this tender, hilarious satire encapsulates an age.
Wet Hot American Summer is a 2001 satirical comedy film written by David Wain and Michael Showalter, and directed by Wain. The film takes place during the last day at a fictional Jewish summer camp in 1981, before closing for the summer. It stars Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter (and various other members of MTV's sketch comedy group The State), Marguerite Moreau, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, Christopher Meloni, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Zak Orth, and A.D. Miles.
The film was a commercial and critical flop, but has since received a cult following.
The film's events take place almost exclusively on August 18, 1981, at Camp Firewood, a Jewish summer camp located near Waterville, Maine. It is the last day of summer camp, and the last day of camp means the last day for each camper and counselor to find someone to kiss at the end of the big talent show that night.
Beth (Janeane Garofalo), the camp director, struggles to keep her...