A humorous and relatable story of an intelligent man dealing with the frustration of being a "buckless Uper" at deer camp. He deals with his competitive brother, his challenging father and two other comical guys. Men will easily relate to the angst. Women will have fun as long as they're willing to avoid trying to find a deep plot line the first time they watch.
Jeff Daniels founded a theater in his home town of Chelsea Michigan called The Purple Rose. See more »
[after drinking some of Albert Soady's sweet sap whiskey]
Little heavy on the sap.
A little what?
On the sap, it's a little heavy on the sap.
The saps what makes it.
Yeah, well that may be, but if I didn't know better I'd say I just drunk from a bottle of maple syrup.
Gimme the damn jar back!
[gets up from chair]
A man who can't look another man in the hairy eyeball and tell him he's heavy on the sap ain't much of a man.
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It is not fair for someone from Oregon to trash Jeff Daniels for making Escanaba. I think that it does help to be from the Great Lakes State to truly enjoy this movie, but still, just because you do not understand something, is no reason to trash it. As a Michigander and an huge Jeff Daniels fan, I LOVED this film. It was not only funny, but in a lot of ways true to form. If you have ever spend a night in the woods of Michigan, or have ever been to Deer Camp, you would understand. And, as another point of interest, Jeff Daniels shot The Crossing about 4 years after he shot Dumb and Dumber. So, obviously, Dumb and Dumber was not his downfall. And yes, he was great in The Crossing. Also, if you are ever in Michigan, I recommend you stop by his theatre in Chelsea, MI. The Purple Rose. You are guaranteed a laugh.
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