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Camp

Camp Ovation is a performing arts summer camp where talented kids come to spread their wings. Among them are Vlad (Daniel Letterle), a "bona fide straight boy"; Ellen (Joanna Chilcoat), a megastar with huge insecurities; and Michael (Robin de Jesus), who's struggling with his sexual identity. Their director, Bert Hanlon (Don Dixon), is a washed-up has-been -- but the kids have at least as much to teach him as he has to teach them.
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A soap-opera patchwork of worn backstage cliches.
Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
 
A poor man's Fame. If you can live with that, it makes for a somewhat entertaining experience.
Kathy Cano Murillo, Arizona Republic
 
Fame may seem silly in retrospect, but Camp, with its dippy dialogue and characters revealing even less complexity than the ones from 42nd Street, arrives silly.
Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press  full review
 
You'll have trouble keeping your toes from tapping.
Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune  full review
 
The kids have energy to burn, and you can't help but marvel at the polish they bring to a variety of numbers from a variety of musicals.
Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
 
Its earnest acting and brimming-over love for musicals are infectious, and most of its shopworn narrative devices play as tribute rather than trite.
Tom Sime, Dallas Morning News  full review
 
Restraint and exuberance, joy and tenderness, and a cameo by the patron saint of musical theater, Stephen Sondheim.
Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post  full review
 
Occasional clumsiness is easily coated over by the movie's overarching goodwill.
Desson Thomson, Washington Post  full review
 
Spiked with some genuine show-stopping musical numbers, and the sheer pluck of its young cast is nothing if not admirable.
Ann Hornaday, Washington Post  full review
 
Writer/director Graff doesn't give the kids much to work with, lumbering them with a script overloaded with gay cliches ... and lazy rip-offs.
Peter Howell, Toronto Star  full review
 
Graff so determinedly romanticizes his characters that he alienates all but the most musical-mad of audiences.
Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
 
Another of those summer movies that want to pluck at our heartstrings. If it would just stop plucking for a second, it might be enjoyable.
C.W. Nevius, San Francisco Chronicle  full review
 
There are moments when you're not sure whether you're supposed to scoff with Camp, or at it.
Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail  full review
 
A comedy, and for all its cliches and clumsiness, close to a great one.
Ty Burr, Boston Globe  full review
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