A 2003 teen musical comedy-drama film written and directed by Todd Graff, set at a summer performing-arts camp in upstate New York.

School's out, and for the teens at Camp Ovation, that could not be a better thing.

Ellen (Joanna Chilcoat) has had trouble getting a date to the prom, even having had to go so far as asking her own brother. Michael (Robin de Jesús) was beaten horribly after attending his prom in drag. Neither expects that their time at Camp Ovation will result in what turns out to be one ''weird'' love triangle with NaiveNewcomer Vlad (Daniel Letterle). Meanwhile, nerdy girl Fritzi (Creator/AnnaKendrick) attempts to befriend camp diva Jill (Alana Allen), only to find herself toting Jill's luggage. Then there's poor Jenna (Tiffany Taylor), whose mouth has been wired shut by her parents in an effort to get her to lose weight.

All six are in for one hell of a summer.


!!This movie contains examples of:

* AbusiveParents: Jenna's father comes very, ''very'' close. Her mother seems supportive but is overshadowed by a domineering husband.
** Hell, many of the kids' parents come across as this, or at least {{Jerkass}}es.
* TheAlcoholic: Washed-up composer Bert Hanley
* AlphaBitch: Jill
* AmbiguouslyGay: Fritzi seems really into Jill and comes off as someone wanted revenge for her affection not be requited
* BastardUnderstudy / TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:Fritzi]]
* TheCameo: Music/StephenSondheim appears as himself.
* CampGay: Most of the guys at Camp Ovation, though Michael's probably the most [[FlamboyantGay flamboyant]].
%%* JukeboxMusical
* MoralDissonance: Deliberately invoked. Almost all of the plays that the camp puts on are absolutely not meant for children. Examples include Marsha Norman's ''night, Mother,'' Margaret Edison's ''Wit,'' George Furth and Stephen Sondheim's ''Theatre/{{Company}}'', and, in a mid-credits scene, Edward Albee's ''WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf''.
* NoBisexuals: Played with. After [[spoiler:Michael seduces Dee]], he muses that while [[spoiler:although he is capable of having sex with a woman, he doesn't necessarily enjoy it, and wishes it was something he hadn't explored so he isn't tempted to hide in a heterosexual relationship when it gets too hard for him to be out.]]
%%* PromIsForStraightKids
* SpiritualPredecessor: To ''Series/{{Glee}}''
%%* SummerCampy