Date: 9 July 2002
Summary: Great movie, Jessica Alba's first role
This is a fantastic movie. I first saw it at 20 years old and
remembered all the fun things I did as a teenager. This movie
makes you want to reclaim your lost youth. Why couldn't they
have cool stuff like that when I was their age?
After Dark Angel was canceled by Fox, I checked this web site
to see what else Jessica Alba had starred in. I was surprised
to find out that this was Jessica's first movie. Way cool! She
has only one or two lines, but she does pop up plenty of times
and adds plenty of atmosphere to the film.
A good one to watch with the family, but make sure that your
kids don't get any ideas.
New York, New York
Date: 17 June 2002
Summary: Better than Citizen Kane?
Well, even though it might not measure up to the level of
brilliance as Citizen Kane, but it's up there in the top 10 of
all time. This film, not only exhibits pure hilarity, but also
showcases some of the best young talent around. Fifty years
from now, film professors will be lecturing on how the
performances of Jonathon Jackson and Andrew Keegan had forever
changed drama. Camp Nowhere not only provides excellent acting
and side splitting laughter, it also showcases social
commentary. The director wanted to make sure who's in charge,
and that's kids, of course. The hidden theme of "Kids
will always triumph over adults" will always stand the
test of time. Without a doubt, one of the greatest films ever
to grace theaters across the nation. My Score: 10 out of 10!
Date: 7 June 2002
Summary: It ain't Citizen Kane
Some of the people who have commented on "Camp
Nowhere" claim it is the worst film they have ever seen.
Well, I would be amazed if anyone claimed it was the best, but
it is certainly not the worst.
You get to see lots of familiar faces in unfamiliar places:
Captain Janeway from the U.S.S. Enterprise is one of the moms,
Nicole Farrell from "Something So Right", Amy
Szalinski from "Honey I Shrunk The Kids: The T.V.
Show", Melody Kay from "Never Ending Story
III", and (if you look carefully) The Dark Angel is one
of the girls, and Joey from "10 Things I Hate About
You" is one of the boys.
There is a pointless and dreary sub-plot about van Welker's
love for the doctor who treated Mud's arm, but I think most of
the film is funny. There is physical comedy and verbal comedy.
The kids try to buy beer, a familiar incident in American
movies about teenagers, but it is done better than usually. I
like Trish proving that it is 1985. If you do not understand
that reference, watch the film.
Christopher Lloyd is usually too manic for my taste, but
either he is more restrained than normal, or his style suits
The costume designer did a great job, picking the right look
for every character.
"Camp Nowhere" has dated, but that is not a bad
thing. It was made in the 90's, and it shows. It is not a
documentary, but I think we will watch "Camp
Nowhere" many years from now and it will remind us of the
good old days. I would certainly buy the DVD.
Date: 4 April 2002
Summary: A great feel good movie
"Camp Nowhere" is just one of those movies that you
KNOW will be a feel good movie from the very start. I saw it
during an Easter holiday just 2 hours ago. Although its a 8
year old film its insanely great. It follows the tale of 4
kids out to trick their parents and have the best summer at
their own camp. It has everything a great movie needs. Just
watch it because it will make you feel tingly inside.
Date: 27 March 2002
Summary: Its a cool family movie
I grew up in my pre-pubescent years watching this movie and
loving Andrew Keegan, its one of the best kids escapism movies
around and I'd recommend it for other kids too. I mean who
didn't want to be one of those kids at a camp with no adults
and a stash of money. Good fun
Date: 25 February 2002
Summary: A Masterpiece in Family Cinema
This movie is great! I saw it when it came out in 1994 and I
still rent it on video.
The movie is about a group of young kids who are fed up with
the camps their parents are making them go to. Trish is being
sent off to theater camp, Gabby is being sent to a camp for
fat people, Zack is being sent to military school, and Mud is
being sent to computer camp. When walking home from school one
day, Mud and the others come up with a plan to create a camp
of their own. But the only problem is that they have no adult
to supervise them. So they turn to Dennis Van Welker played by
Christopher Lloyd. He agrees to stay with them for the summer
as long as they pay him. Everything is all set except for when
the word gets around school about their plan. So now, they
have to take anyone who wants to come. While at the camp, they
have a ton of fun, but the town sheriff is on their case and
begins to get suspicious about them. The big surprise comes at
the end when they discover their parents are expecting parents
day. So now they are all together in putting together a
precise parents day without screwing up.
I think that this movie is a masterpiece in family cinema. It
has a good script, good actors, and good fun!! It's suitable
for ages 8 and up. Rent the movie on VHS. Hopefully there will
be a DVD available for it soon. 4 stars for Camp Nowhere!
Date: 29 May 2001
Summary: Simple summer entertainment.
When I go to see movies, I generally go with specific
expectations. 'Space Cowboy's basic premise, for instance, was
not plausible but it provided an enjoyable evening of watching
for my wife and I, seeing stars we enjoy having fun doing this
movie. If it had been filmed with the seriousness of
'Schindler's List' it would have failed miserably.
'Camp Nowhere' was never meant to be anything except a
pleasurable distraction. It provides a couple of hours of
escape from our everyday lives, giving us a chance to laugh
and relax. The film is not high art, or a work of social
conscience. It is entertainment - pure and simple. The film
has a simple set-up, and lets it imagination run with it. And
that is why I enjoyed it.
Date: 21 May 2001
Summary: Mediocre Kid's Movie
This has to be the most boring movie I have ever seen. How
could all the other comments writers rate this so high? It was
so predictable, very lame and utterly boring! I sat through
this movie once and I'm not sure how I did! I suppose younger
children might find this fun and laugh at the gags, but if
you're over 15 like me, you will find this out to be a
predictable, mediocre comedy. Awful! 1/10
Somewhere in Minnesota at the liquor store
Date: 11 November 2000
Summary: CAMP NOWHERE a winning comedy!!!!!
Me and my friends love this movie. It's hilarious. Made me
feel like a kid again what with all the summer camp motifs. My
friend Tommy says it reminds him of his camp he went to for
about five years when he was a younger kid. We put this on at
the liquor store on the VCR here and watched it from beginning
to end. Even the customers liked it. It kind of calms them
down when they are buying alcohol. Christopher Lloyd is so
funny. The soundtrack rocks too. They don't make them like
that anymore, it's all that Korn sounding stuff. My name is
Todd M. and I give this 4 stars!!
Someone from somewhere
Date: 9 April 2000
Summary: this movie is so awesome!
I saw this movie the day it came out on video 5 years ago, I
was 10 or 11. Of course, being a kid, I loved it. Any kid
could love this movie. I then rented again 5 years later, 15
year old. I love it still!! How can you NOT love this movie??
It's full of light-hearted comedy and a fantasy every kid has
but never enough nerve to fulfill. "Camp Nowhere" is
about 4 kids being forced to go to camp, Zack, the
troublemaker, has gone to military camp since birth probably.
Trish is forced to go to acting camp, Gabby is forced to go to
fat camp (even though she is not fat at all), and finally Mud
has to go to computer camp. They seek help from the eccentric
former drama teacher Dennis (Christopher Lloyd) and they pull
off an alternative camp where they can be free all summer. The
word gets out and they have no choice but to bring along 30
other kids. But after weeks of a fun filled summer, it
backfires and the parents are persistent about visiting. So
they have 2 days to pull of the greatest scam of all time. Fun
for the whole family. Starring: Christopher Lloyd of the Back
to the Future movies, Jonathan Jackson of "General
Hospital", Andrew Keegan of "10 Things I Hate About
You" and Wendy Makkena of "Sister Act". I give
Camp Nowhere 10 stars!!
Date: 7 March 2000
Summary: A very nice teen-movie
I saw Camp Nowhere on TV. I watched the movie on a Saturday,
when the TV is practically mine. I just wanted to watch a
stupid film, but later on I found out that it wasn't that bad.
So I actually watched it with a big smile on my face, but it
doesn't say nothing. I really love stories with a happy
ending. Like when they get each other and so on.... I hope you
have much fun watching this movie!
Date: 5 August 1999
Summary: Not worthless, but...
I wasn't bored by this movie, but I did find it lame and quite
predictable. It did appeal to the child in me - yes, if there
was a camp like this when I was young, I would have loved it.
The only genuinely funny bit is the "Tennessee for
tots" skit, but that comes near the end.
Date: 23 July 1999
Summary: "If IMDb would let me submit a thousand votes, I
would give a 1 every time!"
Horrible! Horrible! Horrible! And that's putting it lightly!
What nerve! "Camp Nowhere" dares to hide under the
guise that it is a comedy starring Christopher Lloyd! This is
no more than a rebellious kiddy flick (gag!), with Lloyd
making an occasional (lame) appearance! If IMDb would let me
submit a thousand votes, I would give it a 1 every time! It
was a thousand-fold awful!
Date: 8 June 1999
Summary: A bunch of kids, fed up, decide to run away for the
Boy, if this could ever happen in real life. A basic paradise,
unsupervised (unless you count a kooky Christopher Lloyd), a
bunch of kids, fed up with their forced lived, rebel and
decide to make their own camp. Total fun, I definitely dug it.
Date: 8 January 1999
Summary: Camp Nowhere ROCKS!!!
I would like to say that Camp Nowhere is the best movie that
anyone has ever made. It has a lot of babes in it including:
Andrew Keegan, Kellen McLaughlin, Jonathan Jackson, Mooky
Arizona, Devin Oatway, Ian Christopher Scott.
Kellen McLaughlin and Andrew Keegan are the biggest babes and
I am their biggest fan so all you girlies out there that think
that you are their biggest fans think again!!
Date: 12 August 1998
Summary: Way better than it seems
Camp Nowhere is, if nothing else, a wonderful guide for actors
on how to play many parts in one movie. Christopher Lloyd does
a wonderful job playing at least 8 different characters. Each
is unique and believable as well as wonderfully comic.
Jonathan Jackson, best known for his role on General Hospital,
plays at least two other characters besides Mud Himmel. Both
do a wonderful job.
The movie itself is always teetering on the edge of formula
fare, but somehow manages to avoid falling in. Each time I
expect a formula solution, the movie surprises me with a new
and funny twist. Comic timing is wonderful and young Nathan
Cavaleri, who plays Steve, is the one on the guitar in
"Summertime Blues" and "Working on It."
Watch this movie!
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