Film / Escanaba in Da Moonlight

Escanaba in Da Moonlight is a 2001 comedy film directed by, co-written by, and starring Jeff Daniels, about deer-hunting and "Yooper" culture in the Escanaba, Michigan area.

Reuben Soady (Daniels) is about to become the oldest man in his family not to have shot a deer. He, his father Albert (Harve Presnell), his brother Remnar (Joey Albright), and their friend Jimmer (Wayne David Parker) are together at deer camp when Reuben decides to take spiritual remedies from his Native American wife, Wolf Moon Dance. The remedies cause all sorts of issues at the camp, with Reuben, Jimmer, and a Department of Natural Resources conservation officer (whose help they enlist) all getting possessed at various times. Reuben eventually meets up with the spirit of his great-grandfather, who guides him to a successful shot.

Escanaba in Da Moonlight provides examples of the following tropes: