Camp: Touching subject will make you cry

Gary Wolcott, atomictown.comApril 18, 2013 

Camp is a flawed but inspiring Christian movie done by an inexperienced director, writers and actors. It is based on experiences of the organizers, counselors and campers of the Christian foundation Royal Family KIDS. Their camps are sponsored by churches of all denominations and give children in foster care a week of fun.

The inexperience shows in choppy scenes, even choppier dialogue and cliche characters. Where this one excels is its message. When you consider the violence and murders in the news recently done by young people to each other or to adults, organizations that reach out and try to touch the lives of troubled children become incredibly important.

The payoff here is good. Take a hanky or two.

Camp

Director: Jacob Roebuck

Stars: Grace Johnston, Michael Mattera, Miles Elliot

Mr. Movie rating: 4 stars

Rated PG-13 for mature themes. It's playing at the Carmike 12.

5 stars to 4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen

4 stars to 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it's your type of movie.

3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on DVD.

2 stars to 1 star: Don't bother.

0 stars: Speaks for itself.

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