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A mirthless, fairly desperate family film, Daddy Day Camp relies too heavily on bodily functions for comedic effect, resulting in plenty of cheap gags but no laughs.
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Even the film stock's colour tint looks cheap and nasty. Don't say we didn't warn you.
Criminally lazy follow-up to the syrupy family comedy Daddy Day Care.
A generic time-waster powered by a lazy, cynical combination of scatological kiddie humor and maudlin sentiment.
The juvenile actors come off as movie brats, and the pacing is slowed by treacly speeches about father-son bonding. As a child star on The Wonder Years, director Fred Savage worked with some of TV's best, but you'd never guess it from this.
Because he's an Oscar winner with a rep now for headlining turkeys, watching Cuba Gooding Jr. in trash like Daddy Day Camp almost hurts.
If they decide to make Daddy Day Spa with Martin Lawrence and Jim Belushi, I don't want to hear about it.
Daddy Day Camp truly is a horrific mess. It's not really a movie for kids; it's a movie for kids by adults who don't have the slightest idea what makes a quality film for any audience ... puerile doesn't even begin to do it justice.
It all comes down to the "Olympiad," a battle of idiotic proportions between the two camps, and if you can't guess what happens next, this just may be the movie for you.
While the actors in Daddy Day Camp may be different, the tired and predictable storyline full of jokes involving urinating, flatulence, burping, vomiting and crotch shots remains the same.
I can't think of a single kind word to say about this unfortunate family comedy which is unoriginal, predictable, schmaltzy and bland.
Forgettable camp comedy is fine for kiddie laughs.
Horrible film, its just plain crap.
Daddy Day Camp is a cinematic achievement, worthy to be mentioned along side other great childrenâ€™s films such as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Wizard of Oz, and Toy Story. It is a sincere, magical tale that all generations can enjoy. By now I hope you realize that Iâ€™m full of shit. Daddy Day Camp is the cinematic equivalent of horse manure. Wait a minute- I canâ€™t even say that because at least with horse crap you can grow something useful. The only thing that Daddy Day Camp grows is a reputation of being one of the worst films ever made.
The film is a sequel to 2005â€™s Daddy Day Care, which wasnâ€™t a very good movie itself, and has the distinction of having absolutely no one from the original film in its cast (the fact that Iâ€™ve said that means that someone will correct me. Iâ€™m going to be honest, I didnâ€™t waste the time checking because whatâ€™s the point). This time around Charlie (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) and Phil (Paul Rae) end up running a day camp due to Charlieâ€™s childhood nightmare of blowing a triathlon at Camp Driftwood thirty years earlier. From here it goes into a crappy version of Meatballs/Bad News Bears as the campers compete against the rival Camp Canola. Farting and belching ensues.
We could address the problems with Daddy Day Camp one by one, but I have to eat sometime and, letâ€™s be honest, most of you out there know that this movie sucks. I knew it sucked, but I had a 2 for 1 rental and my son wanted to see it because of the first one. He liked it, but a good fart joke is like Richard Pryor to him, too. Iâ€™ve gone over the story, which is pretty much every other underdog camp story known to man. Only this time itâ€™s executed very poorly. Itâ€™s cringe worthy. The acting also fails on all levels. Iâ€™m not going to blame the kids because theyâ€™re kids, but letâ€™s look at the guy that won an Oscar. The idea that Cuba Gooding, Jr. won an Academy Award leaves a little bit of green on poor old Oskieâ€™s head. Heâ€™s the Pat Quinn of the Academy, being in the right place at the right time. I know I can say the same thing about Marisa Tomei, but at least she had a good turn in The Wrestler and not because she was topless. The tell tale sign was when Eddie Murphy didnâ€™t do this movie. When Eddie Murphy wonâ€™t even be in your movie then you know itâ€™s going to be garbage. Eddie and bad movies is like Mikey and Life cereal- he just canâ€™t get enough. Enter Cuba.
Kids will like Daddy Day Camp. So save it for a long car ride and give them some head phones. Let the 90 minutes of joy engulf them as they watch. Ten years from now theyâ€™ll see it on cable, watch five minutes and realize â€œThis movie sucks, letâ€™s watch Night Patrolâ€�. You know itâ€™s comingâ€¦
Pretty funny and hilarious, A very decent movie to watch and get a few laugh!!!
Directed by one-time child star Fred Savage, Daddy Day Camp, the sequel to Eddie Murphy's Daddy Day Care, stars Cuba Gooding Jr. and Paul Rae as Charlie Hinton and Phil Ryerson, a pair of fathers who attempt to keep their summer camp afloat even though they are under dire economic strain. In order to help improve the financial situation, and to whip together a group of children who have a problem with following orders, Hinton brings in his military trained father (Richard Gant), even though he and his father have been on the outs. Soon the campers, and the fathers, are involved in a series of adventures that will make the camp solvent, and help mend broken relationships
i really dislike this movie. its eddie murphy attempting to make more money
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