Welcome to another awesome edition of Movie Review Monday!
This week's movie comes to us from Netflix and is the YouTube star laden Camp Takota (2014). The film features Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, and Mamrie Hart all of YouTube fame coming together for this adult coming of age tale.
Helbig stars as the lead, Elise Miller, who returns to her childhood summer retreat, the titular Camp Takota, after she loses her job and her fiance. It is not something she does willingly at first but she eventually finds herself at the camp, and helps some of her coworkers at the beloved campground along the way.
The movie is simple, fun, quirky, cute, and utilizes its stars well. Helbig and the Harts are playing slightly varied versions of themselves, so they are comfortable onscreen. While it isn't anything extraordinary, it's original and a fine first entry into what I assume will be more independent films from these folks in varied forms.
I'd recommend this movie for a casual, easygoing weekend viewing. While it's nothing special, it's a fine film with a nice vibe and positive message.
* PS: This will be my last movie review for the year, I'll be back on January 5th with more weekly movie reviews. Happy Holidays!