Indian Summer ★★ 1993 (PG-13)
Yet another addition to the growing 30something nostalgia genre. Delete the big house, add a crusty camp director (Arkin), change the characters' names (but not necessarily their lives) and you feel like you're experiencing deja vu. This time seven friends and the requisite outsider reconvene at Camp Tamakwa, the real-life summer camp to writer/director Binder. The former campers talk. They yearn. They save Camp Tamakwa and experience personal growth. A must see for those who appreciate listening to situational jokes that are followed by “I guess you had to be there.” 108m/C VHS, DVD . Alan Arkin, Matt Craven, Diane Lane, Bill Paxton, Elizabeth Perkins, Kevin Pollak, Sam Raimi, Vincent Spano, Julie Warner, Kimberly Williams, Richard Chevolleau; D: Mike Binder; W: Mike Binder; M: Miles Goodman.
In·di·an sum·mer • n. a period of unusually dry, warm weather occurring in late autumn. ∎ a period of happiness or success occurring late in life.