Tanner Stransky
January 25, 2008 AT 05:00 AM EST

Daddy Day Camp

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
runtime
89 minutes
Wide Release Date
08/08/07
performer
Cuba Gooding Jr., Paul Rae, Joshua McLerran
director
Fred Savage
distributor
TriStar Pictures
genre
Kids and Family, Comedy

We gave it a D-

This slapstick romp succeeds in little else than tarnishing your memory of two things: Gooding’s acting of yesteryear and all the reasons why camp was fun as a child. The Oscar winner hams harder than the most annoying camp counselor in Daddy Day Camp while executing odious gags about latrines, skunks, flatulation, and — ick — your diaper-wearing golden years. EXTRAS In a making-of, director Fred Savage — yes, from The Wonder Years — muses, ”To have Cuba doing this movie…raises the level of everything up, you know, a thousand percent.” The sad thing? He seems to believe it. D-

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