Who would have thought, THE DIG, a movie about excavation from the London countryside in 1939 would create such a favorable response? With Carey Mulligan as the widow, Edith Pretty, and Ralph Fiennes as Basel Brown, archeologist, the inspired true story takes its audience on a slow, sweet ride of discovery.
THE DIG is not an action driven film. Rather we come to know and gently understand all the characters through simple, quiet moments. We learn what our presence on earth means and how we will be remembered and respected for generations yet to come. We realize over and over, our time is short. Our words and actions can be as powerful as the soil protecting ancient secrets.
My only criticism of the film is that I wish it had shared what happened to all the main characters at the very end. I would have liked to know where their paths led them after this amazing uncovering.
THE DIG is a beautifully told story that can be shared with all future generations.
It’s available on Netflix.