Heavyweights (1995)

As the last day of school ends and summer begins Gerry has the worst ending to his day as he misses the bus and has to make his way home on foot. Once home, Gerry’s parents have a visitor who plays a video depicting a summer camp filled with fun, go karts, and “The Blob”. Once Gerry realizes this is a fat camp her refuses to go only to have his parents overrule him. As Gerry and his fellow campers arrive they are immediately informed that the camp has been sold to Tony Perkis, a reformed “fat kid” who intends to use the campers to make an infomercial to sell his new fitness program Perkisize. Now Gerry, with the help of his new friends and counselor pat, sets our to rid Camp Hope of Perkis and his minions.

Mattson presses JJ on the difference between this movie and Bill & Ted. Javier shows his sense of humor hasn’t changed much since childhood. JJ tries to explain the difference between stupid humor and intelligent humor.

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3 comments on “Heavyweights (1995)

  1. Alec Burgess says:

    Man I love this podcast. Jump back and forth between 2020 and the 90s seamlessly. I like heavyweights, as a critical success it just doesn’t bring it to the table but this movie is still great. I think I would’ve liked it better if the movie starts with Gerry being like a grandpa and telling his grandkids about his summer at fat camp. That way it’s still entertaining for kids but for adults we get that “it’s a story vibe” and we all know that when stories are told and retold, they change and they become embellished. So that Go Kart jump that was physically impossible really was just a little speed bump but it’s Gerry’s story and HE remembers it being a lot bigger. That would’ve really made this movie a lot better in my opinion but I still like it and really glad that you guys are revisiting some older films. Keep up the great work!!

    1. Mattson says:

      Alec you continue to impress with your movie analysis. Lets ask Disney to remake the movie with your new direction haha.

      1. Alec Burgess says:

        Let’s do it! I want Javier to play Tony Perkis though. See if he can do a better job than Ben Stiller haha

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