Daddy Day Camp
Time Out says
The first round, ‘Daddy Day Care’, surely couldn’t have been much worse than this purgatorial claptrap directed by former ‘The Wonder Years’ star, Fred Savage. Cuba Gooding Jr and his tubby pal (Paul Rae) decide to buy the run-down summer camp they once frequented as kids. Less than a few hundred metres away is another adventure camp, run by an obnoxious rich kid (Lochlyn Munro) who has turned it into the Ritz of outdoor centres. Can the duo turn their new camp around before the banks foreclose on everything they own? And how will their dislikeable kids fare against Munro’s equally annoying bunch of brats in the forthcoming Olympiad?
There’s some sort of connection between this fiasco and the similarly distressing ‘Grounded’ which came out at the end of last year. Both trade on burps, farts, disreputable behaviour and unfunny pratfalls. But this one’s even worse: the performances are uniformly abysmal, the predictable screenplay is vapid beyond belief, and the whole thing is about as much fun as being trapped on a bus with a load of ten-year-olds. Hell, even the film stock’s colour tint looks cheap and nasty. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Cast and crew
Sean Patrick Flaherty