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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A comedy, and for all its cliches and clumsiness, close to a great one.
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88

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
At the film's uplifting conclusion, when a stilled voice finally makes itself heard, you can unmistakably feel your heart lift, as if it...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The modestly perfect antidote to a synthetic, overblown movie summer: a blast of exuberant fun that stays rooted in humanity.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The sum is no greater than the ''Fame''-style saga of any one of them, and Graff, an actor and screenwriter making his directing debut, is...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
There's humor and expected back-story pathos.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The film's title is a double entendre, meant to be taken straight as a noun (as in summer camp) and bent as a verb (as in "to camp," an...
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The situations are mighty broad, but exuberance counts for something in the movie with perhaps the year's most double-edged title.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By C.W. Nevius
Another of those summer movies that want to pluck at our heartstrings. If it would just stop plucking for a second, it might be enjoyable.
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50

Wall Street Journal

The film's examination of confused sexuality, psychic scars and unsupportive parents never moves a step beyond cliche.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A fresh, young energetic cast is this wobbly musical comedy's main claim to "Fame."
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