Magnolia Pictures | Release Date: April 27, 2007
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ChadS.May 5, 2007
Zoey(Lauren Ambrose), a vacationing New Yorker, compliments Hunt(Paul Rudd), a local clam-digger, a man she just had sex with, about his way with the camera. Since Zoey calls the shots in this relationship, we suspect that the uptown girl is Zoey(Lauren Ambrose), a vacationing New Yorker, compliments Hunt(Paul Rudd), a local clam-digger, a man she just had sex with, about his way with the camera. Since Zoey calls the shots in this relationship, we suspect that the uptown girl is patronizing him; a gilded bone tossed by the sophisticate(who is at liberty to judge about art because she's seen the inside of a museum) to the seafaring dog for showing an interest in a highbrow endeavor such as photography. Zoey probably finds his hobby adorable. When she puts an end to their summer "fling"(Zoey's word, not Hunt's), we don't feel like it's the end of his world; because "Diggers", unlike a lot of indie films about men and women in small-towns, doesn't treat their lives away from "where the action is" as drudgery, as time spent in purgatory. Hunt and his friends never seem pathetic, more importantly, they're never treated as the butt of a joke. Case in point, the harried lives of Lozo(Ken Marino) and Julie(Sarah Paulson), a married couple with too many kids, whose voices are rarely pitched at your standard conversational volume. They're riotously funny, but we're laughing with them, not at them. "Diggers" respects these men, the last of the independent fishermen, and we(who may not hail from New York, or L.A.) respect "Diggers" for showing their warts(recreational drug use, lack of a formal education) while allowing them to maintain their dignity in such trying times. Expand
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