13 Mar

After I’ve seen the movie, “Diggers” I will let you know what I think of it, but for now here is a sneak preview of good friend/mentor/teacher/all around amazing woman Katherine Dieckmann’s new movie, “Diggers” written and starring Ken Marino. Even if Cinematical calls her a “first time filmmaker” (she made an amazing feature called “A Good Baby” which you need to Netflix right now) the review captures what I hoped for this project and it looks like it is far and above the indie fare thrown at you this time of year.

    If I described Diggers as being about “four old friends who struggle to (finally) mature in the face of grown-up stresses, miseries and generally unpleasant turns of event,” you’d probably respond with something like “Oh yeah, just like 45% of all indie/comedy/dramas I’ve seen this decade.” And you’d be right — it’s not a stunning sense of originality that makes Diggers worth watching; it’s the actors, combined with the asset of a surprisingly insightful screenplay that does the job. It’s amusing to note that while screenwriter Ken Marino’s old State-mates are out banking huge coin writing chaff like Let’s Go to Prison and Herbie: Fully Loaded, his first screenplay is a much more personal and low-key affair.

Read the full review here at Cinematical

One Response to ““Diggers””

  1. sara z. March 13, 2007 at 6:41 pm #

    A Good Baby is amazing. (Henry Thomas is one of my favorite underused actors; I’m also a major David Strathairn fangirl.) The summary of Diggers makes me think of Breaking Away, which is another all-time favorite, but probably darker (BA is basically hilarious once you stop crying…)

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