Movie Musical CAMP With Anna Kendrick Streams Free This Month

Movie Musical CAMP With Anna Kendrick Streams Free This Month

The 2003 movie musical Camp about an upstate New York performing arts summer camp is now streaming online for free. The film is written and directed by Todd Graff.

The cult-favorite movie is based on Graff's own experiences at a similar summer camp called Stagedoor Manor, where most of the movie was filmed.

Described as a cross between "Meatballs," "Fame" and "Dirty Dancing", the film features a soundtrack that includes songs by Stephen Sondheim, Burt Bacharach, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch songwriter Stephen Trask.

PLUTO TV will be streaming the film for free - here's how to catch CAMP now:

 


 

At Camp Ovation, kids of all ages spend their summer expressing themselves through dance, music, and theater. Vlad (Daniel Letterle) is a singer-songwriter and first-time camper caught between talented but insecure Ellen (Joanna Chilcoat) and provocative Jill (Alana Allen).

Besides romance, the campers grapple with complicated issues, including sexual identity, self-respect, and parental pressure, as they grow closer together and prove their talents to the bitter camp director (Don Dixon).

The movie musical from 2003 is now available to stream for free through PLUTO TV for the month of November. A direct link to the streaming film can be found in our list of free streaming musicals and plays.

In her review for BBC, Stella Papamichael said: "It's Fame without the mullets, "Grease" without the pomade, "Dirty Dancing" without the rampant heterosexuality; Todd Graff's soapy song-and-dance portrait of life at a summer camp for budding thesps is exactly what it says on the poster. And while "Camp" doesn't have the polish of a big-budget musical like "Chicago", it's got twice the wit and infinitely more heart. Oh, and better singing."

The film follows Michael (Robin De Jesus) who is beaten up when he tries to attend his junior prom in drag; Ellen (Joanna Chilcoat) that is so unpopular she has to beg her brother to take her to her junior prom; Vlad (Daniel Letterle) who much to everyone's surprise seems to be a red-blooded, all-American straight guy in a sea of musical theatre freaks and geeks; and bombshell Jill (Alana Allen) who makes a beeline for his attention.

For two months, the kids work towards putting on a show every two weeks, while relationships form, talent is tested, and hearts are broken.