Digging for Fire



Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 65%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 41%
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 5068


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Brie Larson as Max
Anna Kendrick as Alicia
Sam Elliott as Pop Pop
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720.2 MB
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1hr 25 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Sergeant_Tibbs 8 / 10

A brisk delight.

I hadn't seen any other Joe Swanberg as pre-requisites but if I knew the delights Digging For Fire had in store for me I would have certainly done my research. However, that would have been some undertaking. He's one of the decade's most productive filmmakers, directing (as well as pulling his weight in all the other roles) a dozen films this decade, half of which in 2011 alone. While he barely gets towards the 80 minute mark and so does Digging For Fire, his mumblecore roots are growing in ambition into something else, a more cinematic mumblecore perhaps. With an all-star cast, wonderful score and attractive widescreen photography, it reflects that Los Angeles glisten that allures so many. But even with this shine, it relishes in an uncontrolled improvisational style which is its blessing and its curse. On one hand it feels more natural, slice-of-life and the chemistry between the actors glows, but then there's a real lack of structure within each scene and the themes aren't fully fleshed out, instead letting the film be deliberately limited.

However, that's part of its charm for me. In a way, it feels like a mini-Short Cuts, but rather than Altman's high drama and ambiguity, it keeps it low-key and on-the-nose at points. Same vibrancy and endearing everyday sense of humour though. I was more pleased that a film about long-term monogamy and maturing didn't go the distance and I preferred it as a mere tease. Despite that scale on a short runtime, the editing keeps it very brisk, so brisk that even 20 minutes from the end it doesn't feel like its momentum is going anywhere. I can see that complaint from many but it's at least a good time with good people, especially when we have Jake Johnson, Brie Larson, Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt riffing in front of us. I also found it weirdly specifically relatable, as I was also housesitting in L.A. and its themes articulated some of my deeper anxieties. It doesn't investigate them, but it pried them up in a way I could see them bare. Digging For Fire never soars but it's consistently absorbing and amusing. Here's hoping Joe Swanberg does have a film in his future where he runs at it with a Paul Thomas Anderson-esque tenacity. Bring this cast for the ride too.


Reviewed by kurtmw3000 2 / 10

Miserable from start to finish

While the trailer was slightly promising watching this movie and its story unfold was frustrating quite frankly sad. The couple is annoying and I don't care for any of the actors in this movie based on their performances except for Orlando Bloom. Is this what people in California are like? If you like topics like cheating, drinking, drug abuse and want to feel a general malaise wash over you then "Digging for Fire" delivers. If there is a "spoiler" it's that nothing really happens after all the digging. The weekend ends and the couple realize they still love each other for some reason. I don't understand why Mike Birbiglia was cast but he was slightly entertaining at first but seemed very out of place. Perhaps that was the point. I am a fan of his comedy and he's great in person on stage. The main character played by Jake Johnson comes across as a total jerk very early on and I generally didn't care for him. The wife seemed to be playing Helen Hunt but was at least somewhat likable. If Jake continues to write screenplays and making his own movies I hope they get better because this was absolutely horrible.

Reviewed by SteveJ_888 4 / 10


This is a movie about nothing. That's fine for a half-hour episode of Seinfeld, because it's amusing and entertaining. This movie is neither. It's humorless, tedious and somewhat painful to watch.

I like slice-of life movies. I don't need action. I don't need anything to really happen as long as I experience something I normally wouldn't experience in everyday life. This movie is anyone's very ordinary everyday life with some amount of coincidence and absurdity added. Rather than creating interest, though, these devices only prevent anything genuine from emerging.

Only one of the two main characters is believable, and both lack color and depth. That's a serious flaw in a movie where almost nothing happens. A transformation of sorts does take place, but it feels contrived. The events leading up to the transformation don't in any way suggest that it should occur, or why.

I'm giving the movie 4 out of 10 because someone might get something from it, and because there are a few brief moments that I liked. Also, the acting is at least adequate.The movie is inferior, but not horrible. Observing everyday life on a long walk would be a better way to spend 90 minutes, though.

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