Friday, November 16, 2007


A subtle indie flick with Paul Rudd as a clam digger who has to deal with the loss of his father and the call of the road in the summer of '76. The rest of the cast is just as talented as the always terrific Rudd: Ron Eldard (Shep from ER) stars as his best friend Jack who may be dating his sister played by Abby from ER (or Maura Tierney). Josh Hamilton (Kicking and Screaming) plays another friend and digger who is supplementing his income by providing drugs for the local community.

Rudd's father's demise sets into motion the plot of the film with really centers around his character. He starts dating a young gal (Lauren Ambrose from Six Feet Under) from Manhattan who puts into his head the idea of leaving the town. Each of the "diggers" is also contending with the pressure being applied by the large company South Shell that is slowly driving them further away from the best waters and making it tough for them to make a living.

Fine performances all around and some nice cinematography highlight an average indie flick. The story never really takes hold and leads you to anywhere. Afterwords you find yourself having enjoyed the time you've spent with the cast, but you ultimately want something more. There were some nice outtakes and deleted scenes including on the dvd.


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