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YMMV: Camp Nowhere
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: "Linger" by The Cranberries and "The Creator Has a Master Plan" by the Brooklyn Funk Essentials really stand out as gems in a movie that's filled with otherwise forgettable pop/rock.
  • Genius Bonus:
  • Hollywood Pudgy: Gaby's mom wants to send her to a weight loss camp called Camp Slenderella, and later remarks during Parents' Day that the camp thinned her out. Actress Melody Kay was quite visibly NOT overweight at any point during the movie.
  • Love It or Hate It: On Rotten Tomatoes, Camp Nowhere holds a 10% with critics, and a 56% with users. It's also somewhat of a nostalgic Cult Classic amongst '90s kids.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Burgess Meredith as Feln.
  • Retroactive Recognition: This happens with some of the kids, as most were just starting their acting careers:
    • Jessica Alba plays a minor supporting character named Gail, and gets her first onscreen credit. Mud says hello to her as she's making out with another boy, and she even has a line.
    • Allison Mack (Chloe from Smallville) is also in the movie as a supporting character named Heather.
    • Mud himself is played by Jonathan Jackson, who you might recognize as Jesse Tuck and Kyle Reese.
    • Trish is played by Marnette Patterson, who would later play Christy Jenkins.
    • Hillary Tuck, who you might recognize as Amy Szalinski, plays Betty Stoller.
    • A non-child example: Kate Mulgrew plays Trish's mom five months before Star Trek: Voyager's TV premiere.
  • Values Dissonance: Audiences here in the 21st century would be incredulous that any parents would blindly send their children away to random summer camps without doing a little more research into said camps or the camp representatives that Van Welker claimed to be.
    • That and letting their kids go off with a complete stranger, with a criminal history, with no experience as a camp counselor.
  • What an Idiot: Had the kids followed The Con through to the very end and not started celebrating an early victory, they could have intercepted and sidetracked Polk at the front gate, and made sure that all the parents had gone, thus ensuring the success of the phony camp.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: Aside from the junior high hijinks, and completely ignoring the risqué Covers Always Lie movie poster, you get:

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