disclosure: We were sent a copy of Family Camp in order to facilitate this review & giveaway. All opinions are our own. No other compensation was received. DVD/digital prize is provided by the distributor.
The hilarious family-comedy, Family Camp, arrives on DVD , Digital and Video on Demand on June 28 from Lionsgate. The film follows two families competing for the coveted camp trophy while the dads try to keep their families and marriages together. Directed and written by Brian Cates (TV’s The Glory of Christmas, Super Dads), Family Camp will be available for the suggested retail prices for DVD is $19.98, Digital $14.99 and Video On Demand for $5.99. But, one lucky reader here will win a copy for their family! Read on to see what my family thought of Family Camp and enter for your chance to win!
About Family Camp
When Grace Ackerman signs her family up for a rustic summer Family Camp, a comedy of errors ensues as these polar-opposite families must share a yurt and compete for the camp’s coveted games trophy. It’s not until the two dads end up lost in the woods that their faith and family bonds are truly tested in this heartwarming family comedy.
Family Camp stars Tommy Woodard (Zombieworld, The Dance), Eddie James (Mom Goggles, TV’s “The Glory of Christmas”), Leigh-Allyn Baker (TV’s “Good Luck Charlie,” Swiped), Gigi Orsillo (Sleeper Agent) and Mark Christopher Lawrence (Sleeper Agent, Fear of a Black Hat).
What we thought
Family Camp is a sweet, family movie with quite a few laughs. This movie is perfect for families with younger children-tweens who want a break from the animated genre. Family Camp is perfect for those in-between ages where animated may be too babyish and live action may be too much.
It is important to note that both families featured in this movie are polar opposites. While both families attend church, one family is very religious where the other family is not. They both struggle with marital issues and finding a common ground. The comedy is more of the slapstick variety, which does lead to a few laughs.
Disney Channel fans may remember Leigh-Allyn Baker, who plays mom Grace Ackerman, from Good Luck, Charlie days. It was good to see her in this role, as she really was one of the stand-outs of this movie.
While I would recommend this movie for young families, I definitely would not recommend this film for toddlers/preschoolers or just adults. The storyline would be over the heads of the youngest crowd, and definitely not enough of a plot for adults. The movie is very predictable and void of enough storyline to feel any attachment to the characters. The runtime is also extremely long for this type of movie, running 1 hour 51 minutes.
Is Family Camp safe for the whole family?
Family Camp is a sweet, family movie. But is it appropriate for your whole family? Family Camp is rated PG for for some action and thematic elements.
While Family Camp is a mild-mannered movie centered in a Christian camp setting, there are some parts that just may not hold the attention of your littlest family members. The movie does deal with two marriages that are struggling and the ever-so stereotypical blossoming summer teen romance. Do not get me wrong, there are no inappropriate scenes or use of language in this movie, but there are scenes that would probably not keep the attention of anyone under 7 years old.
Do not let the “Christian camp” throw you off seeing this movie. There are parts where the families pray and attend church, but the main focus of this movie is not to convert anyone. Family Camp is just a good clean, fun, family movie.
The Family Camp DVD Special Features include:
- Heart of Family Camp
- Who Are the Skit Guys?
- Deleted Scenes
- Deleted Scenes with Director Commentary
- Rhett Walker Goes Behind the Scenes
- Eddie’s Yurt Tour
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Enter here and you could win a copy of Lionsgate’s Family Camp! As many people prefer digital content, the winner may choose which format they prefer: Digital Code or DVD. Giveaway runs until 11:59pm July 7, 2022. Full rules for our giveaways can be found here.
A Disney blooded, crafty, fun-lovin’ wife/mom/organizer/planner, etc who is obsessed with all things Disney 🙂 Maria grew up with the Magic Kingdom and has loved watching WDW evolve into what it is today. A firm believer in the Power of Pixie Dust, she is the owner of The Disney Driven Life – A Community for Neurotic Disney People & a d.i.y. crafty blog, Carousel of Projects – create~inspire~share.