Waterfront Film Festival

I Cover the Waterfront (Film Festival): Part 2

Welcome to Day 2 of our coverage of the Waterfront Film Festival. If your memory is short, or if you habitually read only the second part of things, feel free to go back and read yesterday’s introduction. Short version: The WFF is awesome. And now, on to the movie reviews!
TUGThis comedy is an important movie for the Festival – not only is it the first release from Festival co-founder Hopwood Depree’s productions company, but it was shot entirely in West Michigan. It’s almost like they’re showing off how West Michigan it is when they actually set a scene in a Russ’ restaurant. And then they go the extra mile by setting it in the telephone ordering section of Russ’. (Elderly Dutch people love the telephone sections, since they don’t have to tip.) That’s West Michigan, my friend.
TUG sports an impressive cast – Sam Huntington (Jimmy Olsen from Superman Returns), Sarah Drew (Sal’s wife on Mad Men), Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock’s Jonathan), Wendi McLendon-Covey (Reno 911!), Yeardey “Lisa Simpson” Smith, FlashForward’s Zachary Knighton, and a brief appearance by Dana Snyder, who we all know as Master Shake. Those people were all hanging around my home state, and nobody told me!

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