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The Dig (Netflix)--Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by The Panda, Feb 4, 2021.

  1. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant Thread Starter

    Marple, PA, USA

    We're probably going to start this tonight. Anyone else seen it?

    These two normally don't do a lot of stinkers.
  2. MikeVielhaber

    MikeVielhaber Forum Resident

    Memphis, TN
    I watched it over the weekend. I found it enjoyable. Would recommend.
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  3. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant Thread Starter

    Marple, PA, USA
    Thanks, Mike!
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  4. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    we were eyeballing this yesterday on the latest Netflix flix...in our watch list.
  5. Jaco944

    Jaco944 Forum Resident

    I watched it yesterday. It was enjoyable.
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  6. Maseman66

    Maseman66 Forum Resident

    Westchester, NY
    I watched it a couple of nights ago. It kept my interest with an excellent cast. I enjoyed it.
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  7. JohnG

    JohnG PROG Nation!

    New York, NY
    Good solid movie.
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  8. peopleareleaving

    peopleareleaving Forum Resident

    My wife and enjoyed it. Well acted by the two main characters as well. Recommended.
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  9. Linus

    Linus Forum Resident

    Melb. Australia
    Mrs Linus and I both enjoyed it immensely. Me, I thought it would be a bit average/ordinary but I was pleasantly surprised.
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  10. Marc Daniel

    Marc Daniel Well-Known Member

    Los Angeles
    I have been looking forward to this movie since I heard about it.
    An early memory for me was going to see the treasure with my Grandad on one of the Summers I spent with them.
    I was not disappointed with the movie. Very well told story.
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  11. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    Two thumbs up.

    And as I said in the "what was the last movie you saw" thread...I don't think I will ever be out of love with "Sally Sparrow"...:love:

    Bonus points for a nice plot involving Lily James, the cutie who was in Yesterday, the 2019 movie about the brit who was the only one in the world who had ever heard of The Beatles (required Beatles content for a Hoffman Board thread).

    While you're there, look for a new Irish film called Herself. A woman leaves an abusive relationship with her daughters, and takes an unusual measure to seek a life for her and the girls. Very empowering film.
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  12. robertawillisjr

    robertawillisjr Music Lover

    Hampton, VA
    I really enjoyed this one. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  13. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

    Davis, CA
    My wife and I loved it.
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  14. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe 3 months since last false death report!

    My wife and I watch this the other day, and wound up going down a giant YouTube rabbit hole watching videos about the Sutton Hoo archaeological find.

    Some people are annoyed that the very youthful Carry Mulligan played a woman who was actually 56 during the events portrayed in the film, but on the other hand Mrs Pretty gave birth to her son at 46, relatively late, and would have had to explain it. Also, you need a star to make a film like this possible.
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  15. Bink

    Bink Forum Resident

    I live in Suffolk where the film is set so there has been a lot of local interest in this film. I thought it was very well done.
  16. Rufus McDufus

    Rufus McDufus Forum Resident

    It was enjoyable but I felt it was rather by numbers. Very odd they didn't at least show some of the treasures at the end.
    Oh, I also kept thinking "why aren't you digging the other barrows"!
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  17. daglesj

    daglesj Forum Resident

    Norfolk, UK
    Reading up, it appears its another "Based on just 20% of a true story and the rest is made up" movie.
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  18. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

    Mt. Kisco, NY
    Started to watch it last night, but got distracted. Will try again today.
  19. If you enjoy Lily James , may I suggest 'The Exception ' , a good World War II flick featuring a couple of scenes where she's looking particularly cute....
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  20. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    I'm gonna go with, distracting from the plot threads involving character arcs they needed to keep viewer involvement. Also, keeps the focus on the boxes they did take out and put under the bed.
  21. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    Great, great movie! And I'm so glad that I don't have to go to a physical movie theater to see it. My 65" screen and 7.1 surround system, along with the ability to use captions for the dialect, makes this a perfect "at home" experience.
  22. robertawillisjr

    robertawillisjr Music Lover

    Hampton, VA
    But it was well done and enjoyable.
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  23. johnod

    johnod Forum Resident

    Enjoyed it thoroughly
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  24. ibis

    ibis Happy as fish and gorgeous as geese

    Us in the UK were well and truly primed after watching "The Detectorists"! Johnny Flynn connection :)

    The Dig is a beautiful movie, with a fine cast. The cinematography is excellent.
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  25. Daryl M

    Daryl M Forum Resident

    London, Ontario
    All I knew about this going in was that Carey was in it. I
    was expecting some sort of supernatural thriller. Well, it
    was nothing like that. I enjoyed the movie but not my cup
    of tea (as a rule).

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