Digging for Fire is a movie about a husband and a wife with a three-year old kid who decide to go on vacation to this rented house near the wife’s parents house, and while they stay there, each one ventures a little too far into unknown and dangerous territory, because they’re tired of each other and want to explore new stuff.
The husband is the innocent one, he starts digging in the house’s backyard and finds a bone and a pistol. He thinks, ‘Cool! A myserty’, like any twelve-year old boy would. All grown men have a twelve-year old boy trapped in their minds somewhere, so he stats digging up the backyard for more clues, against his wife’s wishes and his creepy neighbor’s warnings, too. Also, he invites some of his friends over to get wasted and do cocaine, full party-mode on.
The wife, on the other hand, takes a different approach to the weekend. She drops off the kid at her parent’s and goes out for a night on the town.
The wife quickly catches the eye of Orlando Bloom in some bar, and they hit it off and end up kissing each other on the beach.
Meanwhile, the husband ends up digging a little too deep, because he finds the body. So what does he do? He gets out of the pit and covers it all back up again. And what does the wife do? She stops the kissing before it gets out of control, and walks back home.
So the husband and the wife face each other next day and they kiss each other, relieved to be back to their regular, ordinary life with each other that they were so bored of just two days ago. And each one in their heads is like, ‘ Oops! I went too far. Let’s forget about everything and get out of here!’
And none of them are confronted by the moral obligation of what they just experienced. The wife isn’t the least bit troubled about whether or not to tell her husband that she kissed another man, and the husband isn’t confronted with his duty as a citizen to at the very least call the police and report that he found a freaking skeleton in his backyard.
They’re out of there.
And then they lived happily ever after, or something like that.
The good thing about the movie is that the characters are flawed and interesting to follow, the dialogue is engaging, the situations are far too real, and you’re hooked, you want to know what happens.
But none of this makes up for the fact that in all honesty, the ending was flat.