Theater Camp



Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 85% · 155 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 81% · 500 ratings
IMDb Rating 7.4/10 10 3550 3.6K

Plot summary

After the indomitable and beloved founder of a scrappy theater camp in upstate New York falls into a coma, the eccentric staff must band together with her clueless "crypto-bro" son to keep the thespian paradise afloat.

September 14, 2023 at 07:15 PM


Molly Gordon

Top cast

Molly Gordon as Rebecca-Diane
Ayo Edebiri as Janet Walch
Dean Scott Vazquez as Toby Garcia
Amy Sedaris as Joan Rubinsky
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850.68 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 32 min
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1.71 GB
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1 hr 32 min
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1 hr 32 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by gabiprobst 8 / 10

Funny & Sweet

Theater Camp is a very funny modern take on the mockumentary style. For me, it is reminiscent of What We Do in the Shadows kind of humor. It pokes fun at everyone; there is no traditional everyman.

Both ends of the spectrum are laughed at. We get jokes at the expense of influencer, bro-ey type guys, and also the classic, quirky, theater-obsessed kids. I think thats part of what made it so enjoyable. EVERYONE was made into a satirical hyperbole of a cliché we all know.

The story was nice, too. It takes you all over the place and ties together in the end for a cute, and still funny, conclusion.

It really doesn't take itself too seriously, and is a very sweet watch.

Reviewed by tamaraqonitam 8 / 10

It's a Funny Mockumentary

Very funny mockumentary. Fortunately, my watching experience was also great because the theater was full of laughter. Seems like a lot of people like it too. Really don't understand why people don't find this movie funny.

I will say tho, there's no super deep, poetical, metaphorical story behind it. So just don't expect coming out of it with a new revelation or question about life. Just take it at face value. It's a funny movie. Set at a theater camp. With talented kids. And talented teachers and stage men. Some really great music pieces. With normal level of daily drama sprinkled through out. And lots of laughs and weird antics.

It's enjoyable and heartwarming. Which i think is just how mockumentary usually feels. And that's enough as a perfect summer movie! And i honestly don't think this is fully targeted for adults.

I'm not opposed if they adopt this as a tv series. I think that will be really enjoyable to stream.

Reviewed by trinaboice 8 / 10

Why Summer Camp Thesbians Are Going To Laugh The Hardest


I used to take dance, singing, and theater classes when I was a little girl and into my teens, so I really got a kick out of this movie. It's about an eccentric staff of a rundown theater camp in upstate New York during a summer when the founder's stroke put her in a coma. Her "bro-y" son had to figure out how to keep the camp afloat in her absence as the financial future of the camp is hanging in the balance.

The entertaining film was written and directed by Molly Gordon and Nick Lieberman with additional writing help from Noah Galvin. This is Molly's and Nick's directorial debut. They, clearly, had a blast putting this movie together. It makes for a fun summer movie.

The movie has already won "Best Ensemble" at the Sundance Film Festival. It was also nominated for other awards at other film festivals at Sundance, SXSW, and Seattle International.


More Ben Platt, please! I just love his voice. He and Noah Galvin are a couple in real life. They both played the starring role in Dear Evan Hansen. Such a great stage play and movie!

The rest of the talented cast includes Caroline Aaron, Nathan Lee Graham, Molly Gordon, Jimmy Tatro, Patti Harrison, Amy Sedaris, and so many young kids who just got their break in movies!

There are some truly talented kids in the movie.

The story is filmed like a mockumentary and absolutely doesn't take itself too seriously.

There is a lot of spoken and visual humor. Thespians will be the ones that enjoy it the most.

The cards on the screen give us entertaining and often hilarious background information during the entire movie.

The ending is actually really sweet and touching.

We get to hear a lot of original music with amusing lyrics.

Fun fact #1: The film was shot in only 19 days, resulting in a whopping 70 hours of footage! It must have been painful to try to weed through all of the footage and cut so much out.

Fun fact #2: They filmed the movie at the URJ Kutz camp in Warwick, New York. Sadly, the camp is now closed, another reminder that we need to help support our local companies and the arts.


Act 1 establishes the characters and the goofiness, but the plot really doesn't present itself until Act 3 when it's quickly resolved.

People who aren't into musical theater or plays might not think the humor is very funny.


Profanity, including an F-bomb Visual and spoken jokes about doing cocaine.

Lots of children and adults in the LGBTQ community are represented.

To see my full review, check out my YouTube channel called Movie Review Mom.

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