Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)
Average Rating: 5.4/10
Reviews Counted: 13
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Release Date: May 22, 1987 Wide
Average Rating: 2.7/5
User Ratings: 47,043
Ernest (Jim Varney) gets a job as a fix-it man at a summer camp for troubled boys, but what he really wants to be is a counselor. This juvenile comedy, filled with potty humor and slapstick, chronicles his campaign to get a promotion. A consummate bungler, he ends up causing all kinds of comical chaos. Fortunately, he also ends up helping many of the campers. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
May 22, 1987 Wide
Sep 3, 2002
Buena Vista Pictures
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Typical, typical Ernest nonsense, cookie cutter funny.
Feverishly funny family fun
Totally undeserving of its status as a punchline, this may be no classic but it's a fine kiddie tale
Just exactly like every other Ernest movie you've ever seen. And yet, Varney's innocent playfulness is somehow oddly appealing.
Has some honest laughs ... but it also spawned Ernest's movie career. Call it a toss-up.
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