Friday, September 23, 2016

Gorp (1980)

How bad is it? Very minor 1980's teen comedy. More loud than funny.
Should you see it? Only if a fan of the cast.

The last film released by AIP, this is a poor man's "Meatballs." It's about the wait staff at a Jewish summer camp. It's interesting to see Dennis Quaid, Fran Drescher, Rosanna Arquette and David Huddleston in early roles, but the film itself is extremely episodic and hopes that energy - and loudness (every line seems yelled) - will equate to humor. The stereotyping has not aged well. The final battle between rival campers is over-the-top and it's amazing no one was hurt, as a girl gets run over by a tank. It's not without interest, but all the characters are unsympathetic and the jokes are forced.

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