Wet Hot American Summer

Lists: Comedy, Farce

Brief Synopsis: "The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics professor. He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA's Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show at the end of the day."

Overall Ranking: 2957 (Rank from 2001: # 41)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 0%
Half-Popped 100%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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David Baruffi52
Dan O'Neill50(full review)
Bryan Lienesch46 - When a satire tries too hard, it becomes the very thing it's trying to mock. Case in point: this movie.

People Involved

  • Janeane Garofalo (Beth)
  • David Hyde Pierce (Henry)
  • Marguerite Moreau (Katie)
  • Michael Ian Black (McKinley)
  • Zak Orth (J.J.)
  • A.D. Miles (Gary)
  • Paul Rudd (Andy)
  • Christopher Meloni (Gene)
  • Michael Showalter (Coop)
  • Molly Shannon (Gail)
  • Ken Marino (Victor Kulak)
  • Joe Lo Truglio (Neil)
  • Amy Poehler (Susie)
  • Bradley Cooper (Ben)
  • Elizabeth Banks (Lindsay)
  • Marisa Ryan (Abby)
  • David Wain (Director)