5.9/10
2,345
15 user 14 critic

The River Why (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | April 2010 (USA)
Trailer
1:31 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

A young man abandons his family for a solitary life of fly-fishing. His goal was to find his own way in the fishing world and thereby find himself and love.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), | 1 more credit »
Reviews
2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Syrup I (2013)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A slacker hatches a million-dollar idea. But, in order to see it through, he has to learn to trust his attractive corporate counterpart. Based on Max Barry's novel.

Director: Aram Rappaport
Stars: Amber Heard, Shiloh Fernandez, Kellan Lutz
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

When two American girls on a bike trip in a remote part of Argentina split up and one of them goes missing, the other must find her before her worst fears are realized.

Director: Marcos Efron
Stars: Amber Heard, Odette Annable, Karl Urban
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A glimpse into the teenage wasteland of suburbia 1999 that takes place over 24 hours, and the teenagers who make their way through the last day of high school.

Director: Jess Manafort
Stars: Katrina Begin, Charles Chen, Melonie Diaz
The Joneses (2009)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A seemingly perfect family moves into a suburban neighborhood, but when it comes to the truth as to why they're living there, they don't exactly come clean with their neighbors.

Director: Derrick Borte
Stars: Demi Moore, David Duchovny, Amber Heard
The Ward (2010)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An institutionalized young woman becomes terrorized by a ghost.

Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer, Danielle Panabaker
In Our Nature (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A scheduling mistake leads to an estranged father and son sharing a vacation home with their respective girlfriends.

Director: Brian Savelson
Stars: Zach Gilford, Jena Malone, John Slattery
Paranoia I (2013)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss's old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage.

Director: Robert Luketic
Stars: Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A group of high-schoolers invite Mandy Lane, an innocent, desirable girl, to a weekend party on a secluded ranch. While the festivities rage on, the number of revelers begins to drop mysteriously.

Director: Jonathan Levine
Stars: Amber Heard, Anson Mount, Whitney Able
The Playboy Club (TV Series 2011)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Centers on the Bunnies and patrons of the original Playboy Club in 1960s Chicago.

Stars: Randy Steinmeyer, Eddie Cibrian, David Krumholtz
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A broken family finds their relationships to one another changed by a new arrival in the household.

Director: Sarah Siegel-Magness
Stars: Virginia Madsen, Graham Rogers, Amanda Crew
The Rum Diary (2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

American journalist Paul Kemp takes on a freelance job in Puerto Rico for a local newspaper during the 1960s and struggles to find a balance between island culture and the expatriates who live there.

Director: Bruce Robinson
Stars: Johnny Depp, Giovanni Ribisi, Aaron Eckhart
The Informers (2008)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

One week in L.A. in 1983, featuring movie executives, rock stars, a vampire and other morally challenged characters in adventures laced with sex, drugs and violence.

Director: Gregor Jordan
Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Gus
...
...
H2O
...
Titus
...
Ma
...
Dutch Hines
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Drew Barrios ...
Security Guard
...
Pilgrim at Halloween Party
Keagan Brooks
...
Soldier at Halloween Party
...
Young Ma
...
Girl in Park
...
Breanna Aleigh Grimes ...
Marlene
David Richard Heath ...
Ralph Eaton
Edit

Storyline

A young man abandons his family for a solitary life of fly-fishing. His goal was to find his own way in the fishing world and thereby find himself and love.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sensuality/partial nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

April 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El río de los sueños  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[first lines]
Gus: The surface of the Earth is 30% land and 70% water. A new born baby is composed of 70% water and 30% everything else. I guess this means that life and water are inseparable. A human child at birth under goes a ritual almost identical to that inflicted upon the trout at death. The fish is whacked on the head, thus putting it out of its misery. The infant is whacked on the behind, thus initiating the end to its misery.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

It is all about family
20 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The majority of this movie was filmed on our family homestead in Western Oregon. The location is not mentioned, nor is the family, by request. However, this gives the story special meaning to the descendants or my Great Great Grandparents who homesteaded the valley.

It is interesting to see how people find meaning in life, events, and what is important in life. While this is not a story about our family, there are traits that replay in all people, and families.

If it does not help you understand yourself, it may help give you insight into those around you.

Obviously today the particular cabin in the movie is know to us as the River Why Cabin.


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Fly fishing versus 'wormers' Rick_in_Princeton
True Duncan fans should boycott this movie. brandonionius
The Novel dakevmac
soundtrack? linalovetheater
extra? pwade0102
Trailer amk881
Discuss The River Why (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?