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Digging for Fire (2015)

R | | Drama | 21 August 2015 (USA)
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The discovery of a bone and a gun send a husband and wife on separate adventures over the course of a weekend.

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Tim
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Lee
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Jude
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Cashier
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Yoga Couple
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Yoga Couple
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BB Gun Friend
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Paul
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Ray
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Alicia
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Max
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Married couple Lee and Tim, a part-time yoga instructor and a public school phys ed teacher respectively, jump at the opportunity to sit at the secluded Los Angeles hills house of an actress acquaintance for two weeks as a mini-vacation for themselves and their three year old son, Jude. The house sit starts with an unusual event: Tim finds on the property in the wooded hills just beyond the swimming pool a gun and a bone. He believes the bone could be a human one and that there could be a murdered dead body buried in the hills in the vicinity of where he found these items. Tim telephones the police, who tell him they can do nothing unless an actual body is found. As such, Lee convinces Tim to drop the subject. On their first weekend at the house, Lee decides to leave Tim on his own for the weekend to complete their income tax return, which he has long put off, while she and Jude go to visit among others her mother and stepfather, and her sister Squiggy and her family, neither who she ... Written by Huggo

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Rated R for language including some sexual references, drug use and brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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$25,000 (USA) (21 August 2015)

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$119,364 (USA) (25 September 2015)
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Some of the things in the film are based upon events that happened to the star and co-writer Jake Johnson. In the backyard of his own home, he ran across several items which are portrayed in the film, such as the gun and the bone. See more »

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About 12:44 into the movie, Lee drives off in a gray Toyota Corolla. The model year is in the 2009-2013 range. But at 13:09 when she is pulling into a driveway, she is now driving a 2014-2016 gray Toyota Corolla. See more »

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References Quest for Fire (1981) See more »

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Motley Mary Ann
Written by Paul Diventi, James Krein
Performed by Pisces
Courtesy of the Numero Group
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improvisational indie
1 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

Tim (Jake Johnson), his wife Lee (Rosemarie DeWitt) and son spend some time in her client's hillside home. Tim finds a gun in the yard but the cops are uninterested. Lee and her son visit her parents while Tim is suppose to finish his work. Instead of work, his friends Phil (Mike Birbiglia), Ray (Sam Rockwell) and others come to hang out. The guys start digging up where Tim found the gun and they find a bone. They are joined by others to do drugs. Tim and Max (Brie Larson) find a shoe and they continue the dig the next day finding even more bones. Ben (Orlando Bloom) rescues Lee from a drunk at a bar.

Director Joe Swanberg continues to make his improvisational indies. The idea of digging and discovery does infuse the movie with an obsessive quality. It works well to keep the intensity up. It does mean that Lee has the lesser half of the movie. In fact, the movie would work better pointing the focus at Tim. There are lots of ways the dig could go. The cops could actually come. The owner could come home early. However Swanberg seems more interested in the couple's relationship.


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