WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
DAVID WAIN | USA | 2001 | 97 MIN | R
Raging hormones and fondled sweaters are par for the course in David Wain’s cult-certified, irreverent send-up of raunchy camp movies. Although the film features a who’s who of contemporary comedy greats, a talking can of vegetables, and a young buck named Bradley Cooper, Wet Hot American Summer’s initial 2001 release unfortunately did not cast a level 5 charm spell on critics or the box office. But 18 years later, audiences have become adults in their late 20s and made it their beeswax to appreciate the folks at Camp Firewood and their fridge humping, frenching, beach ball throwing, arts and farts and crafts, chaise lounges, and that off-screen ceramic vase break. So whether you’re an indoor kid from Bunk 3 or like to make fun excursions to a crackhouse in Waterville (even just for an hour), mark your gurnal and spend the last days of summer with comedy legend Alan Shemper, camp stud Neil, butt-itching Andy, and the rest of the gang. JJ, save me a waffle man!
PFS Young Friends encourages you to pull out your camp t-shirts, tube socks, and friendship bracelets, and dress in the spirit of Camp Firewood. And of course, camp is nothing without games, so get psyched for our Wet Hot American Drink Game, and more — plus take home beer glasses exclusively for Young Friends members!
Cast: Paul Rudd, Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon
“So hilariously sly about something so fetishistically trivial that at times it appears to take in an entire culture through a lens made of cheese.” –Entertainment Weekly