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The River Why (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | April 2010 (USA)
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.

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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.

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Stars William Devane as Dutch Hines a fishing writer for the local paper. Devane is an avid fly fisher. See more »

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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.
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Run Like I'm a River
Music by Coby Brown
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16 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

The actors were good, especially their facial nuances.

The landscape cinematography captured a vista that leaves me wanting to experience the view in person. It is the one where a long stretch of the river can be seen from a bird's eye point-of-view.

Friendships work sometimes when, each sees something in another that they need, and thus obtain it by giving something of equal value. So there is an exchange. And thus, a friendship evolves. Titus was an erudite man, but lacked the worldly experience of fly-fishing. He saw in Gus, the absence of enlightment. After a game of billiards, Gus accepts something he in the past could not understand by an analogy presented by Titus, and Titus is tutored in fly-fishing by Gus later in the film.

The relationship with Gus and Eddy is refreshing and somewhat similar, yet well-acted. Again, their facial features add to the quality of their performances.

Overall, this an excellent film and I enjoyed it very much. I am not a film critic or movie buff, but I give it an EXCELLENT rating. Don't take my word for it. See it for yourself.


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