Jake Winton (Nick Kroll) rides backward on a train. He has lost not only all of his money, but the money of his supposed friends on a Google Glass-type product. With nowhere to turn, he heads to his sister's suburban home.
Yes, the farmer played by Russell Crowe in The Water Diviner has triumphed again, deploying spindly twigs and uncanny instinct to find a deep well in the parched Australian outback in 1919. But there's no merriment when he and his trusty cattle dog return home: His wife is at her wit's end, the couple's three sons long gone, lost in the bloody World War I battle of Gallipoli. Grief ricochets off the walls, silence fills the rooms.
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