“Digging to China” quotes(1997)
Plot – Ten-year-old Harriet and her older sister Gwen live with their mother in the motel that was assigned to her after the divorce. One day Lia arrives with her son Ricky: she is a mature woman and he is a retarded adult. Gwen's mother, an alcoholic, has a car accident and dies, so Gwen goes to school to break the news to her sister, who cries for a long time. Ricky and Harriet begin to play together, but one morning Ricky runs away and Harriet follows him. He is taken to hospital and to see him she says she is his wife. When he comes out, Harriet takes Ricky to her classroom, then the two hug at home. Gwen sees them, screams, calls the police and the boy is arrested. After the situation has been clarified, Lia and Ricky leave the motel. At first he comes back, then goes away permanently. At night Harriett asks Gwen to tell a story before going to sleep.
All actors – Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Bacon, Mary Stuart Masterson, Marian Seldes, Cathy Moriarty, Amanda Minikus, Nicole Burdette, Bing Putney, Annie Jaynes, Joanne Pankow, Gareth Williams, Alan Mruvkashow all
“Digging to China” Quotes 15 quotes
“- Ricky: I want a hundred more wishes!
- Harriet: You can't do that, you only have three!
- Ricky: I want to be as smart as everybody else... just for a day.”
“My mother says before I was born I was the same as everybody else, better even. My mom says I'm from a place where I'm the smartest person there. Everybody sings.”
“We're one big sad monster. Four legs, four arms, two heads, two noses.”
“My mother says I was born with an angel on my shoulder. This is supposed to bring me luck and happiness. I think she lied.”
“I'm gonna stay the same... You like me now but, you won't like me later. You're gonna grow up... I'm not.”
“I think Gwen was mostly upset that I'd gotten married before her, seeing as how I was so much younger.”
“My mother lived in one world. I was always looking for another.”
“My sister Gwen should have been a nurse, she's always making some guy feel better!”
“- Harriet: Ricky is my best friend.
- Gwen: He can't be Harriet. He's a man, he's a grown-up, he's a... retarded. If you hang around him long enough you'll start talking like him or walking like him or maybe even acting like him.
- Harriet: Well, at least it would be better than talking and walking and acting like you.”
“I always wish for the same two things, which are really only one thing. I want something magical to happen to me. And I wanted my mother to get well.”
“I always figured I'd leave my mother. But she left me first.”