Digging for Fire

Synopsis: 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 s
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Joe Swanberg
Production: The Orchard
Rotten Tomatoes:
85 min

Is this our new house?

No, this isn't our new house, bud, this

belongs to one of Mommy's yoga clients.

Yeah, we couldn't

afford this house,

- but we're happy to stay here.

- Tim... Tim...

This is like a nice

hotel house.

- Are you gonna be a D-O-U-C-H-E?

- - No, no, no.

Okay, good.

It's gonna be a really super

fun vacation for our family.

- Oh!

- - Yeah!

- Are you excited?

- - Yeah.

All right, Jude, it's time.

He's going first, for sure.

Okay, thank you.

- All right.

Guys, swimming pool.

- Good, right?

- Yeah, it's great.

- I'm really glad we're doing this.

- Me too.

- Yeah?

- Yeah.

- It's gonna be fun.

- We'll build a fire.

What do you think, buddy?


- Fun.

- Yeah.

For me now, okay? Perfect.

Oh, yeah. That's called Child's Pose.

You can put your head down right there.

That's a resting pose. Yeah.

It's like a really, really

sweet resting pose.

Okay, and then you're gonna

come up on your hands.

Up. Stay there.

Now we're gonna pretend...

We're gonna come up a little bit,

come up where you just were.

Right here. Okay, now we're

gonna pretend we're a cow.

- We're gonna go like this.

- Okay.

- We go like this.

- A cow.

A cow. And we're gonna

kind of arch our...

Yeah, that's perfect, buddy.

And then we're gonna pretend

we're a cat and go like this.

Left leg,

which is your left leg?

This one.

This one? This one's your right leg.

This one's your left leg.

Okay, you're gonna fold

this one in right here,

and now you're gonna bend over your left

leg and touch your toes with your fingers.

Can you do that one?

You're gonna straighten

your legs,

and you're gonna touch your toes like this.

Can you do it like that?


- Wow, you sure can, and then you're

gonna fold your head right over there.

God bless you, God bless you.


We're gonna go like this, and you're gonna put

your head down for a second, like, down here.

- How does that feel?

- - Good.

It feels good?

Do you feel like a nice stretch in here?

Here, you want some of this?

Hey, Lee, look what I

found on the hill.

So I was just digging around here, I

wanted to see where that sprinkler went,

and I started kicking

around and I found this.

- Can I touch it?

- Yes.

And then this bone, Lee,

was, like, back in the hill.

That's a bone? Let me see that.

I wanna touch that.

I feel like we gotta

know whatever...

I mean, are you trying

to think like "pow pow"?

- Mom?

- -Yes.

I think at some point, somebody put this...

And if we go deep in here...

Oh, God. No, no, no.

And I feel like we should

probably find out what it is.


See, now you know what happens to my brain, because

now my brain thinks there's like 20 bodies...

There could be.

- There absolutely could be.

- -It's my skin.

All right. Okay.

Great. So if I find it myself

then I'll call, for sure.

It's ridiculous. Absolutely.

Okay, thank you.

Yeah, goodbye. Thank you.

That was a joke.

Uh, the L.A.P.D. just said that it's not

their job to dig out somebody else's trash,

and to call

if we find the body,

but in the meantime, there's

nothing they could do.

And she had a tone with me, like

I was doing something wrong.


And I told her about the gun and

I told her about the bone, so...

So, what are you gonna do?

I'm gonna dig out the body.

- Or I'm gonna at least get closer to that.

- No, I think we're gonna leave it.

Lee, we can't leave it.

Tim, I was just putting down Jude and

he was like, "Where's the bone?"

Fine, we don't tell Jude.

I'm fine with that.

I told Jude, and he said, "What was

it?" And I said it was just pretend.

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Jake Johnson

Jake Johnson (born Mark Jake Johnson Weinberger; May 28, 1978) is an American actor and comedian, best known for his role as Nick Miller in the Fox sitcom New Girl (2011–18). He also appeared in Paper Heart (2009), Get Him to the Greek (2010), Safety Not Guaranteed (2012), 21 Jump Street (2012), Drinking Buddies (2013), Jurassic World (2015) and Tag (2018). more…

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