Movie Review: Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

TitleWet Hot American Summer
Release Date: 2001
Director:  David Wain

This comedy is part parody/part homage to the teen sex comedies of the 1970s and 1980s with a keen attention to period detail.  The humor is kind of hit or miss as it’s basically a series of set pieces and some are funnier than others, kind of like an improv show.  The best running gag is that it is impossible for all these things to be happening in a single day and the characters are aware of the way movies play with time.  This seems like the kind of movie a group of friends who remember the 80s might enjoy watching together, but I’m not sure if it was worth me waiting 15 years (or is it 35 years) to see it.

Rating: **1/2

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