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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.






Cast overview, first billed only:
Jude Swanberg ...
Alicia Van Couvering ...
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Yoga Couple
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

21 August 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az eltűnt tűz nyomában  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,000, 23 August 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$119,364, 27 September 2015
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »


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Written by Charlie Bleak
Performed by Hoi Polloi (as Hoi'Polloi)
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Another boring Joe Swamberg movie about white adults
13 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

I don't understand the work of Joe Swamberg. Every time I give it a try because I'm a bit intrigued, but every time I am disappointed. This one has even come to make me laugh out of boredom and I kept raising my eyebrows at every shot or dialog. I don't understand his obsession with white, hip adults in hip environments. A beautiful house in Cali, adults doing coke, getting naked in pools... how indie... (sarcasm). The stories could be interesting or touching or alternative or intriguing but they are none of that. They feel like a failed attempt, every time. I would be interested in the conflict of an adult not really good at dealing with the responsibilities that come with a family lifestyle and being torn between the melancholia of younger days, I honestly would. But not translated in just a bunch of guys hanging out around a pool. I mean, not the way it is filmed here. It needs a bit more depth, something that would resonnate with a feeling we all go through. But no, it's not working at all. Joe Swamberg needs to move on to another subject. Can he see further than his own environment? He has the tools, but doesn't seem to want to.

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