Daddy Day Camp

Daddy Day Camp
Daddy Day Camp
  • PG
  • 1h 29m
  • 2007
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His rough tactics in his native Auckland get Maori detective Tito Ihaka sent to Sydney while the scandal blows over. There he's teamed with urbane police media officer Kirsty Finn to review the unsolved murder of a supermodel. Their investigation lands them in political hot water, and when Ihaka's inquiries lead to a murder and further complaints, he thinks he's solved the case. But all he's done is create a ruthless and powerful enemy.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: A mirthless, fairly desperate family film, Daddy Day Camp relies too heavily on bodily functions for comedic effect, resulting in plenty of cheap gags but no laughs.
Time Out
Derek Adams

Even the film stock's colour tint looks cheap and nasty. Don't say we didn't warn you.

June 22, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper

Just horrible.

March 3, 2019
AV Club
Nathan Rabin

A generic time-waster powered by a lazy, cynical combination of scatological kiddie humor and maud...

June 21, 2017
Chicago Reader
Andrea Gronvall

The juvenile actors come off as movie brats, and the pacing is slowed by treacly speeches about fa...

June 21, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
Gregory Kirschling

Because he's an Oscar winner with a rep now for headlining turkeys, watching Cuba Gooding Jr. in t...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Forgettable camp comedy sequel has lots of potty humor.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Daddy Day Camp is a 2007 comedy in which Cuba Gooding Jr. plays a dad trying to save his childhood summer camp from bankruptcy, his own ineptitude, and a rival summer camp. The movie relies heavily on potty and gross-out humor. Flatulence, belching, and vomiting are frequent punch lines. While the movie does pay lip service to positive values like cooperation and team work, these values are achieved through questionable means, such as a kid urinating into a water balloon in order to hit a rival camper, and another camper punching an adult in the crotch. A camper breaks into a snack bar to steal all the candy. An outhouse burns and falls around a counselor who's on the toilet. Infrequent mild profanity includes "crap" and "hell." One of the campers complains that he would rather be watching "nudie flicks on cable." Basically, every possible cliché from summer camp movies is employed in this unfunny movie.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family
  • Release Date:August 8, 2007
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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