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June 22, 2011 | By

Director David Wain, gives us hope for more Wet Hot American Summer.

Ten years ago, a film about the last day at a Jewish summer camp endured the double whammy of poor critical and popular reception. Wet Hot American Summer boasted a stacked cast including Janeane Garofalo, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, Amy Poehler and Bradley Cooper--yet audiences weren't catching writers David Wain and Michael Showalter's vibe. Those that did will tell you that Wet Hot (as we affectionately call it) is one of the greatest comedies of all-time. It's cult status reverberates in frequently quoted lines, short-shorted costumes and the inability to take Christopher Meloni seriously as Stabler.

To mark the film's anniversary, Jeff Goldsmith interviewed Wet Hot's director and co-writer, David Wain. When fans of the movie heard Wain tell Goldsmith that he's thinking about doing, "a sequel, prequel, something or other," they went all a-twitter. It's hard to say how if a sequel/prequel will ever materialize, but it's nice to see renewed interest in the film. If you haven't seen Wet Hot American Summer, what are you waiting for? If you're a fan, check out Jeff Goldsmith's podcast to hear, among other things, a transcript of Wain and Showalter brainstorming titles.

Have a favourite summer movie that you think we should see? Let us know!

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