I still prefer Stripes though.
I also like that this movie isn't dirty or explicit like so many other "teens at camp" movies today. There is some mild sexual innuendo and maybe one or two cuss words in the entire film. But Meatballs is the type of teen movie that is actually appropriate for the younger crowd. It's rated PG.
This is a movie that you have to see a few times to get all of the jokes! When Bill Murray is on the screen or making one of his classic "PA Announcements" you are drawn to the film. Bill seems to carry the movie all by himself. But he does it so well, that when you see Meatballs, you will realize that this is the film that made him a star! A side note to this review is to avoid all of the Meatballs movie sequels. They are horribly bad.
It's like a Friday the 13th film without anybody getting killed, and the comedy upped to a quality level. Funny stuff.
All together now, "It just doesn't matter! It just doesn't matter!"
(Full review coming soon)
Bill Murray plays the head counselor at summer camp in the film that has the regular cliches of a summer camp movie...i.e nerd trying to impress girl, guys spying on girls, camp games etc.
Murray was 29 during this movie and was pretty funny here with his mannerisms. Nothing real exciting but a fun film.
Grade = 9/10