Review by Chastity Campbell
Joanna Chilcoat, Anna Kendrick, Robin De Jesus, Sasha Allen, Daniel
Letterle, Alana Allen, Don Dixon, Kahiry Bess, Vince Rimoldi, Tiffany Taylor,
and Steven Cutts
Director: Todd Graff
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Video: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Features: See Review
Length: 110 Minutes
Release Date: February 24, 2004
my godÖan honest to goodness straight white boy with talent!Ē
Itís June, you wake up one fine morning to find your bags
packed, and a note on top that says donít be late for the bus.
You rush down to the parking lot of the local Piggly Wiggly, and scramble
aboard a bus heading for non-stop summer fun!
Well, fun if you are into singing, dancing, pickin, and grinning!
Welcome to Camp Ovation, where the music is loud, but the
voices are louder. Each year
teenagers from all over the place venture to Camp Ovation in the hopes of
becoming the musical stars of tomorrow.
Their summers are filled with show after show, culminating in a benefit
held at the end of the season.
This is Vladís first year at Ovation, and he soon
realizes heís not only the new kid on the block, heís fresh meat for the
It seems as though the girls at Camp, and for that
matter most of the boys, are in desperate need of a little love, and they all
have set their sights on Vlad.
Vlad takes it all in stride, only to find heís taken too
many strides, as the girls find out heís got a steady girlfriend back home,
and the boys realize heís never switching teams.
Can this talented group pull it all together, and forget about the pretty
boy with the pretty voice before Benefit night?
This movie was basically one gigantic musical after school
special. I was sitting there
watching it and flashed back to when I was 10 years old, sitting in front of the
TV watching little latch key Bobby almost burn up after setting a dishtowel on
fire, while trying to cook himself dinner!
Now Iím all misty eyed!
This DVD was supposed to be loaded with laughs, but I only
really laughed a few times, and it was mostly because of the poor quality of the
acting. To give credit where
it is due I will say that while they still have some learning to do in the
acting department, they can definitely sing, and are not afraid to demonstrate
This Camp wasnít really my kind of a good time, but hey thatís just my opinion. If you want to have a look for yourself, snatch this one up, and give it a spin!
This 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen transfer was flat.
The colors were weak, and the lighting was not the best I have ever seen.
The print was very grainy from the beginning. But on a positive note,
this DVD was mostly clean, and lacked any other types of distortion or problems.
A DVD loaded with music, singing, and tap dancing should in my opinion contain a mix that has been given a lot of attention. You really want the audio to sparkle and shine on a DVD like this, but unfortunately, it doesnít sparkle or shineÖitís simply there.
The 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround felt wasted on this one
because the levels were all over the place.
There were a few instances of obvious digital clipping, which should
This DVD features deleted and extended scenes to tease you with what could have been.
There is a ďMaking Of Camp,Ē featurette, which is fun
and entertaining to watch. Also
include is the original theatrical trailer for this film.
A live cast performance in LA and scene selection are the final features that bring this musical romp to a close.