Daddy Day Camp

Genre: Kids and Family, Comedy; Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr., Paul Rae, Joshua McLerran; Director: Fred Savage; Release Date Wide: 08/08/2007; Runtime (in minutes): 89; MPAA Rating: PG; Distributor: TriStar Pictures

This slapstick romp succeeds in little else than tarnishing your memory of two things: Gooding’s acting of yesteryear and all the reasons why camp was fun as a child. The Oscar winner hams harder than the most annoying camp counselor in Daddy Day Camp while executing odious gags about latrines, skunks, flatulation, and — ick — your diaper-wearing golden years. EXTRAS In a making-of, director Fred Savage — yes, from The Wonder Years — muses, ”To have Cuba doing this movie…raises the level of everything up, you know, a thousand percent.” The sad thing? He seems to believe it. D-

Originally posted January 25 2008 — 12:00 AM EST

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