Saturday, November 26, 2011

Confessions from a Holiday Camp (1977)

Director: Norman Cohen

Starring: Robin Askwith, Anthony Booth, Bill Maynard, Doris Hare, Sheila WHite, Linda Hayden, Lance Percival, John Junkin

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Holiday Campers Exposed! The Funniest Take Off Of the Season!

Plot: In a typical British holiday camp during summer the employees are bored to hell. In order to enjoy the summer and have some holiday while working they celebrate erotic parties. This is great pleasure for them until the arrival of a new manager who tries to change the bad habbits and turns their lives into hell.

My rating: 5/10

Will I watch it again? Noop.

#39 on 42nd Street Forever Vol. 1 (part of the TRAILER TRASH PROJECT)

Those Brits sure are cheeky!

Many years ago I came across a British TV comedy called, HI-DE-HI! (1980). It's one of my all time favorite shows. It takes place at a holiday camp in the late 1950s. CONFESSIONS has nothing to do with that show except there's a holiday camp...and a shitload of tits.

Robin Askwith stars as Timmy, the guy who bags more women than James Bond. It's amazing how every...single...bird wants a crack at this guy the moment they meet him. Anyway, he's very likable. The comedy is goofy and silly and I found myself laughing pretty hard a few times but there's a lot of it that's just broad and dumb. It's what you'd expect from a European sex comedy of the '70s.

Did I mention the nudity? Yes, of course I did, but it's worth mentioning again. There is a boatload of boobs. You can't go ten minutes without someone taking off their clothes, including Askwith. If your looking for silly but heavy on the nudity and a pie fight at the end (really, who isn't?) then look no further. For everyone else, keep walking.

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