A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Parents are depicted as self-involved. Main adult character irresponsibly provides camp space for junior high aged kids to stay. Unclear whether he buys beer for kids or not.
Violence & Scariness
Schoolyard threats of "flushing head in toilet." Parent threatens to hurt son if he doesn't answer phone. Mock war scene.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Scenes of scantily clad girls. Boys and girls kiss. One shot of boy's suitcase packed with sexually explicit magazines and discussions of nudity.
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Degradation of peers. Examples include: "Yo, Turd," "Sniff my butt, toe-breath."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Underage boy trying to buy beer.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this film shows boys bullying others both physically and verbally, a girl is harassed by her mother for being overweight, kids lie to their parents, and there are many scenes of sexually suggestive behavior. The film does tackle important topics that are relatable to burgeoning adolescents about physical changes in the body and relationships with parents and peers. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
CAMP NOWHERE touches on relatable topics for junior high-aged kids about their changing physical selves, becoming attracted to others, and having frustration with parents and authority. Unfortunately it plays out by these kids lying to the parents and all the social pressures felt at school continuing through the hierarchy of power amongst the kids. The climatic scene is not when the parents discover the lies of their young teens but when Mud comes forward and admits it was his idea. Here is a lesson that kids can take from this movie: the importance of standing up and taking responsibility for one's own actions.
Christopher Lloyd fans will enjoy him at his best in the scene where he takes on different personas to tempt parents into sending their kids to this camp. With offensive name calling and sexual undertones, it's a film that is poorly executed about kids wanting independence and to have fun and progress through the oh-so-memorable challenges of the middle childhood years.
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