August 16th, 2011: Wet Hot American Summer

Cast and Crew: David Wain (Director/Co-Writer); Michael Showalter (Co-Writer/Star); Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Ian Black, Marguerite Moreau, Zack Orth, A. D. Miles, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Molly Shannon, Ken Marino, Joe Lo Truglio, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, Kevin Sussman, Judah Friedlander

What It’s About: It’s 1981 and the last day of summer camp at Camp Firewood, but there will be an entire  movie’s worth of shenanigans in this this very funny send up of summer camp and early 1980s of summer camp flicks.

Why Watch it Today?: As it says right on the poster, “it was the last day of summer camp, it was the first day of the third week in August”, which in 1981 fell on August 16th. Wet Hot American Summer is a perfectly pitched parody of 1980s summer camp films with a great, soon to be famous cast and some hilarious moments.

Where to Get It:  Netflix or Amazon

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