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Escanaba in da Moonlight

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    TOO FUNNY!!

    We laughed till our sides hurt!!!! Both men and women enjoyed!! I work in an office with all women and they all love this movie!! Destined to become a deer hunting cult classic!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    STILL LAUGHING LONG AFTER RETURNING IT TO THE VIDEO STORE

    Truly destined to become a ''Cult Classic'' to be watched again and again! Not since Blazing Saddles, have I laughed so much during a movie.Should be required viewing for every 'Yooper' who takes his rifle for a walk in the woods every Fall. Jeff Daniels does an superb job in depicting the true intimacies of 'Deer Camp'. Even 'non Yoopers', like me, should thouroghly enjoy this film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My 7 yr old almost wet himself laughing

    Anyone with a hunting camp will relate. Just loved the rituals before opening day and the fight to where Rueban was going to hunt.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Laughter exradornaire

    This was as funny a movie as I have seen in years, loved it from beginning to end with 2 minor strange exceptions. It seemed un necessary to go over the top with the nose in butt flatulence scene, the rest of the scene was funny, and the suspect DNR ranger that tossed in suggestive ideas the film did not need. Other than that, it was an absolute hit, to yoopers or non yoopers alike. I felt like I was in deer camp again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    So funny, it hurts

    If you're not from the upper Great Lakes region, most of this movie is going to go so far over your head, you won't even see it. But if you're a cheesehead like me, watching this is as natural is sitting down to a game of cribbage wit two or tree Lienie's, waiting for opening morning. The whole UFO bit was a little weird, but overall this movie was a great slice of northern life. I'm just not so sure I would ever want a woman with a ''tongue like a trout and hands like a logger...''

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE SANCTITY OF CAMP

    I¿d like to begin by saying it was very strange seeing my hometown on a movie screen, very weird just like some of the scenes in this picture. The Upper Peninsula, or U.P. as locals refer it to, is one of those regions of the country that is ripe for stereotyping. The large number of Scandinavian descendents has created a unique accent not unlike Minnesota. It is a source of amusement to outsiders and I have to admit going home a few times a year, I detect it as well. Then promptly pick up a bit of it and get razzed when I return to Iowa where I now live. However, anyone who equates the unique environment, colloquialisms, and accent with ignorance is making a very big error in judgment. The level of education in the U.P. far surpasses other areas in the US with the same or higher population density. You will find many college graduates not using their skills and accepting low paying jobs for the privilege of living in this very special and beautiful country. I had a small problem with this stereotyping in the movie but the incredible humor over road my objections. And believe me, this movie is incredibly humorous for those who can relate to it. <p> The sanctity of camp and pasties was depicted with such accuracy, I am sure that Jeff Daniels spent a good deal of time gathering information sitting around camp. Every female growing up in the U.P. looks forward to camp almost as much as the hunters and there are a very rare few who accompany them there. Camp is sacred. It is the place where a few weeks out of the year men can be manly, men. They can live like pigs, eat what they want, drink, 'flatulence' (the more common word is against the rules), play cards and basically do all those things they can¿t in their own homes every other day of the year. They usually come home to rearranged or new furniture (because all the women know how much money is spent in the hunting venture), new hairstyles and clothing or on a few occasions `traveling¿ papers. Hunting season is an institution and that was accurately depicted in this piece. <p> The slant on Native American legends and beliefs was rather insulting and made into a trivial object when it deserves a great deal more respect. The spiritualism of this culture should not be treated in this manner any more then other forms of religion. The `weirdness¿ of how it was presented detracted greatly from the movie. My entire family felt this way. When your teenagers agree with you on a subject, it¿s a rare occasion and deserves notice. <p> Overall, our living room was filled with recognition, understanding and great deal of laughter. I would recommend this movie to anyone who can relate to the U.P., hunting or the Red Green Show.

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