Daddy Day Camp 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… Daddy Day Camp 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…
Movie on DVD Review

Daddy Day Camp (2008)

EW's GRADE
D-

Details Release Date: Jan 29, 2008; DVD Release Date: Jan 29, 2008; Movie Rated: PG; Genres: Comedy, Kids and Family; With: Cuba Gooding Jr. and Paul Rae; 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 Jan 25, 2008 Published in issue #976 Feb 01, 2008 Order article reprints
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