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Camp Takota

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Uninspired summer camp tale with YouTube personalities.

Movie NR 2014 95 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 11+


A wholesome family movie that will not only make you laugh uncontrollably, but also make you cry. Despite the alcohol, it is the type of movie that can be enjoyed by a whole family. It is something that will touch everyone. It reminds me of my own days at camp. I often find myself watching this film and immediately messaging my camp girls. You will not regret watching this breathtaking film. Lastly to the actors, thank you for filling my home three times a week with uncontrollable joy.

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age 14+

Emotionally Uneven Movie, But I Still Totally Loved it! Boop Boop!

As a HUGE fan of Hannah Hart, I really wanted to see this movie. I really wanted to love it... but I was also really afraid that I wouldn't. Ultimately, I did love it and I'm glad I watched it. First off, let's be real... this movie is not Oscar-worthy nor a cinematic masterpiece, so don't expect that or compare it to those that are. But this movie is definitely fun, sweet, a bit raunchy, a bit campy (see what I did there?), and a great testament to the power of friendship... and it's shot and scored really beautifully as well. My one real issue with the movie is that it's a bit emotionally uneven. The scenes with Grace felt like a romantic dramedy, the scenes with Mamrie felt like a farce or parody of camp movies (to her credit, actually... I believe this was the director's intent), and the scenes with Hannah were too few and far between, heyo! If you're a fan of Hannah, Mamrie and/or Grace, I highly recommend it. If not... I recommend you check out their YouTube channels (MyHarto, Mamrie Hart, and Grace Helbig) first to test the waters to see if you like their humor. If you like what you see there, you'll love diving into this charming story told only as the Holy Trinity of YouTube could tell it. Seriously, these ladies are the best! *Please note that although the movie takes place at a children's summer camp and is not rated, this is definitely not a children's movie and (in my opinion) would be a solid PG-13 if released to theatres or TV-14 if shown on TV. Multiple scenes include sexual references, drinking alcohol, some language, and some questionable puns. I recommend previewing the movie before sharing with your minor children.* Have a great day!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Although well-intentioned, CAMP TAKOTA does way too much telling and not enough showing. The special bond that comes from being at camp together is mentioned a lot, but we rarely get to see it actually happening, and overall the movie falls emotionally flat. Fans of summer camp who've already experienced this unique feeling may be disappointed in the pale reflections presented here. Fans of Grace Helbig and Hannah and Mamrie Hart may be disappointed, too, because the three actresses play characters -- with varying levels of success -- who are very different from their YouTube channel personas. The jokes will mostly resonate with young adults -- also to varying degrees of success. Pass.

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