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Camp (B)

The HoursMeatballs meets Fame with occasional moments of Mighty Wind (and/or Waiting for Guffman).

I was expecting it to be overly self-referential and smug and try-hard. Instead, it's quite earnest, naive, vulnerable and well, duh, campy. Everything gets a bit cheesy but it has been cleverly delivered so that it looks and feels intentional, and feels right.

The acting is surprisingly good. The music is surprisingly good (except for one song/scene). It has its too cheesy for its own good moments. But overall holds up.

Acting: B
Direction: B
Editing: B
Script: A
Cinematography: B
Soundtrack: A

January 9, 2004 in Art House, Comedy, Drama, Mockumentary, Romance | Permalink