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      Escanaba in da Moonlight

      PG-13 Released Jan 26, 2001 1h 40m Comedy List
      50% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 79% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings A family of hunters in Michigan deals with the eldest son (Jeff Daniels) who has never shot his own deer. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Nathan Rabin AV Club Its repellent collection of yokels and its obsession with urine and flatulence make it less a cinematic valentine to the Upper Midwest than a giant clump of feces hurled in its direction. Jan 24, 2018 Full Review Brenda Benthien Variety Escanaba, as directed by Guy Sanville, proceeds at a fast clip, with all acting excellent (as usual at the Purple Rose). Jan 24, 2018 Full Review Tom Long Detroit News Rated: 2/4 Jun 25, 2001 Full Review Lorilee Craker MLive.com Stamp is so funny as the dim bulb brother Remnar, and Cain's Reuben is hapless in a deer blind but wants a buck so badly you can truly relate to him and his quest. Rated: 3.5/4 Jan 24, 2018 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 11, 2005 Full Review James Sanford Kalamazoo Gazette The performances are zesty and consistently enjoyable, with everyone having a high old time speaking in an accent as thick and heavy as a slab of Mackinac Island fudge. Jun 9, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Im glad that Jeff Danials did a UP movie. Other then that this movie is horrible. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 04/22/24 Full Review Audience Member You had me at "my Chevy shook a shit"! This movie has a plot only a mother could love, but that's what makes it good. Usually when the masses love a movie, it's plot is fairly innocuous and predictable; boring to me. What a simple, entertaining, movie. Love it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member While this movie isn't for everyone, and goes way way way off the deep end, there are no doubts that this is one of the best movies that captures the culture of yoopers and subverts it for a hilarious hunting movie. Also the best fart scene in all of Cinema. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member If you have stayed in or are from a small town in America (I'd also assume in Canada) you will see the brilliant charm this movie carries. It's a creative tale about tradition, family, and togetherness hidden under a thick accent of hunting, farting, and sexual humor told by half-wit characters willing to do anything to get a buck in their family's hunting cabin. I personally love this movie. I found it randomly on a streaming service years ago and decided to watch it on the count that I love Jeff Daniels as an actor. From that moment on it was stuck in the back of my head. This movie is filled with one liners that will hang in your mind days after you watch it. if you have a group of friends that hang out and watch movies together and endlessly quote the ones you've seen, add this to your list. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is a classic for the ages. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Stunning, a masterpiece. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A family of hunters in Michigan deals with the eldest son (Jeff Daniels) who has never shot his own deer.
      Director
      Jeff Daniels
      Producer
      Jeff Daniels, Tom Spiroff
      Screenwriter
      Jeff Daniels
      Distributor
      Purple Rose Films, Monarch Home Video, Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Purple Rose Productions
      Rating
      PG-13 (Crude Humor)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 26, 2001, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 10, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $2.3M
      Runtime
      1h 40m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SR, Surround
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