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March 29, 2009

Heavy Weights (1995) – Film Review

Filed under: Film Review — smackamack @ 9:02 pm

heavyweightsPlot: School’s out for the summer, and Gerry Garner eagerly forecasts weeks of lazing around the house. That is, until his parents inform him that they have signed him up for a holiday at Camp Hope, a “fat camp” that, unbeknownst to Gerry, is about to be bought out by mentally unhinged exercise guru Tony Perkis, and turned into a rigorous fitness facility for youths. Tony pumps the fun out of the whole summer, and, with his assistant Lars, punishes anybody who tries to break his totalitarian grip on the camp. Together with his new friends and the camp’s original staff, Gerry must stop Tony’s brutal regime, and take back the camp at all costs…

Believe it or not, this was my first time watching Heavy Weights.  It was so cute! AND I found out that it’s a Judd Apatow (Freaks and Geeks) script.  Not to mention, Ben Stiller is just awesome playing the mean camp director.

The plot is actually really sweet and tries to teach kids that you can be healthy and happy and its better to be a fat nice person than a skinny bitch!  Definitely not the best comedy, but definitely a good solid family film.  I recommend this film for anyone ages 10 and up who enjoy disney comedies.  I give this film 3.5/5 stars.


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