Sweet-natured in temperament and muted in execution, DIGGER is a childhood friendship saga not about facing reality but about discovering another way to perceive it. One of the least plot-driven films since THE WHALES OF AUGUST, this mood piece is a paean to the therapeutic value of
Sent to visit his Uncle Sam (Timothy Bottoms) and Aunt Anna (Barbara Williams) so that his recently-divorced mom can enjoy a breather, maladroit Digger (Adam Hann-Byrd) initially views his vacation as a prison stretch. Sensing his vinegary Aunt is uncomfortable around him (since she's grieving for
her dead child), Digger resorts to his favorite mode of escape: excavating tu...