Back in September, I posted a press release for the movie, Heavyweights. You can imagine how hard it has been for me to wait for that movie to arrive on my front step. The day has arrived! Children of the 90′s REJOICE!!!!!
Disney’s Heavyweights is finally on Blu-Ray and it is 90sriffic!!!! I feel like I’ve been transplanted back to a time where video tapes were the rage, summer camp genre movie reigned supreme, and the quintessential food fight snuck its way into every movie! I am at home with the kids of “Camp Hope.” This movie holds a special place in my heart, so it goes without question that I give it an automatic 2 (Mickey gloved) thumbs up! I can’ t wait to tell you my favorite features of this Blu-ray version! Let’s “do it to it!”
Gerry, and overweight teen is sent away for a summer at Camp Hope, a camp for overweight teens. Originally, he dreads going to camp, but he quickly learns within the first hours that the camp isn’t really all that bad. For the past 32 years the lovable Bushkin’s have run Camp Hope and given overweight kids a dream summer filled with go-karts, caring counselors, and of course, THE BLOB! The tradition of greatness at Camp Hope comes to a screeching halt when the campers discover that the Bushkin’s have been forced to sell the camp to a crazy fitness guru, Tony Perkins (Ben Stiller). Tony and his crew makeover the camp into a miserable place. Campers are offered zero fun or food and Tony goes to great lengths to force them to lose weight. Finally, the campers and counselors alike have had enough and they unite to take back the camp! This is a funny movie, full of great memories and good times and it should definitely take a place in your collection!
Here are some funny clips from the movie: