Wednesday, Jul. 06, 2011

Tony Perkis, Heavyweights

Any counselor who cancels lunch due to "a lack of hustle" is bound to go down as one of the worst. Especially when you're in charge of a bunch of campers who, well, really enjoy their food. In Heavyweights, Tony Perkis (Ben Stiller) is a fitness guru who installs himself as the über-buff leader of Camp Hope, with the goal of helping portly youngsters shed their saggy stomachs and thunder thighs. But Tony's first foray into running a summer camp proves to be far from a cake walk — probably because he confiscated all the campers' cakes. Starving a bunch of well-fed kids, Tony learns, only leads to mutiny. He's held hostage in a makeshift cage as the campers go hog-wild for the rest of the summer.