If you dont like this movie, if you didnt get the humor, you probably werent ever a camper or a camp counselor. This isnt an oscar worthy film, the plot isnt mind blowing, the writing doesnt include big words, BUT its a 5 star film anyway. Why? because it rings true to so many emotions and so many real life experiances, so much that it will make you look up old camp friends because you just remembered how much you love and miss them. The relationships you make at camp last a lifetime, they weather time and distance and camp will always be your home away from home. I know many people who met as campers, and ended up counselors together, then ended up getting married and now thier kids go to camp. There is always an "Uncle Lou", the cabins all smell (...), everyone sneaks out and gets "dirty dogged", there is always writing on the walls, there are always pranks, and there is always a "shrek king", . It doesnt matter where you went or when, this is all universally true. That is why this movie is one of my favorite movies of all time. I cry everytime Diane Lanes character is running and she flashes back to when she was racing her husband and she sees him go ahead of her, the kids are cheering,its such a great moment. So if your a camp person, definatly watch this movie, if you are not, watch it with an open mind and heart and send your kids to a camp after words. By the way, I have wrapped the Bell with maxi pads plenty of times it works!!