Camp counsellor Tripper Murray is a John Belushi clone whose 'charisma' dominates the film's standard wackiness and sentimental story of a kid who doesn't fit. Absolutely made what it is by Murray, the young cast is still a fun group, not populated by dolled up supermodels and ab-chiseled coverboys, they are a collection of real teenagers who look like they are on summer vacation. Bill Murray tries his best to save this fitfully funny comedy, but the film still fails. When the Olympiad occurs, most of the counselors are the contestants instead of the campers. This is one of Murray's best roles. All figure into the film's funniest scenes including Spaz's seemingly hopeless efforts to find a girlfriend and Fink's repulsive but hilarious appearance in a hot dog-eating contest.
Anyone who sees this will enjoy themselves. I normally make mine with just ground beef and they still taste great. They all stay in their own cabins leaving the kids unattended I guess and despite their title, they seem to have all been counselors before. Of course, there is a love story somewhere in there along with the inevitable confrontation from a rival camp to give campers something to be riled up about. The many mornings Rudy spent jogging and training with Tripper pay off as he wins the race, giving North Star its first Olympiad victory by a score of 230—220.
The castof characters are fun and zany and you really come to care about themand the relationships they have with each other. The film is fun and funny without being cruel or oversexed as some teenmovies are today. There's a questionable spoken joke about children visiting hookers, and an uncomfortable scene in which a man jokingly attacks a woman she doesn't think it's funny. It involves an escaped lunatic with a hook for a hand. Watch out for Spaz - he is by far the best character! If it leads to something half as enjoyable as Meatballs, the movie that launched Murray's film career, I'd be thrilled. Use the sauce right away on pasta or for any other tomato sauce need.
He drives the film with his one liners and ad-libs. Look at when Rudy teases Tripper about liking Roxanne and Tripper responds as if he were the same age as Rudy. Add the onion mixture and season generously with salt and squish some more. It works well to squish the mixture with your hands. This moderately funny summer camp movie directed by Ghostbusters Ivan Reitman. Naturally, the underdogs make a valiant comeback that is all for naught if 's Rudy can't win a four-mile run.
It's a wonderful little film, that always makes mesmile. And in his brief career in television and movies, Belushi was never known for displaying that emotional range. The kids are brats; the food is hideous. Add the onions, season generously with salt and stir to coat with olive oil. Devoid of the raunchy humor and bevy of female nudity and an alien and a dead porn star. Meatballs is a classic comedy that centers in and around Camp North Star—a summer retreat where parents hurriedly dropped of their misfits into the haphazardly welcoming arms of their camp counselors. The comedy and heart draw you in to the point that at the end, justlike at camp, you are sad to leave.
The movie has almost constant innuendo, sex-related jokes, and scenes of men ogling women in bikinis. Brown the meatballs on all sides. If not using right away, they can be frozen for later use. Plays video games basically from the start when a neighbor brought home an Atari 2600 , comic loving for almost 30 years , and a true critic of movies. I felt like Rudy, the outsider who never quite fit in and would have very much liked the presence of a Tripper in my life. I imagine that Tripper is the kind of person that would seem like an odd ball when not at the camp that treats him like a celebrity.
Tripper steps forward and selects a surprised Rudy to compete against Horse, Mohawk's star runner. Head counselor Tripper plans to make it a good one. During the first day of competition, Mohawk dominates North Star, cheating in many cases to win. There's also some pseudo-sexual shenanigans involving the teen-aged counselors in training and some spirited pranks with a neighboring, well-to-do camp. All in all this is a dated comedy which should only be viewed for nostalgic value.
It may have been funny back when it first came out, but now it just looks sad. In between there are laughs galore, summer romances unfold, and adolescent growing pains are endured. However, Murray's star power outshines most of the rest of the cast, and Reitman can't seem to find a balance for the rest of the movie. Still, I miss the laugh-out-loud Bill Murray, the one from circa 1979 to 1993. The movie is casually paced so you don't mind the lack of structure, especially since it's delivered by a good-natured and good-humored young cast that has fun the entire time.