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The River Why (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | April 2010 (USA)
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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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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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Rated PG-13 for some sensuality/partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Coração de Pescador  »

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[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.
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Fishin' Blues
Music and Lyrics by Henry Thomas
Produced and Arranged by Miles Kennedy
Performed by Yair Evnine
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A good movie that is like "A River Runs Through It" but for women. Lot of fishing, very very girly. Enjoyable movie. I say B
7 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"For me happiness would never be found anywhere but on the banks of a river." After a fight with his father pushes him to far, Gus (Gilford) decides to leave everything and just fish. While living in a cabin and fishing 16 hours a day he runs into Eddy (Heard) on the river and begins to rethink his life choices. I'll start by saying that this is a very good movie, but very girly. Think "River Runs Through It" but much more of a love story. The scenery is great, but unless you are a hardcore fisherman it will be tough to get through the long sequences of fishing and fly tying that are scattered throughout. The acting is great, and William Hurt does a great job even though he is only in it for a little while. This is a movie worth watching, but don't expect anything too exciting. Overall, a good movie with great acting that is much more of a love story then "River Runs Through It". I give it a B.

*Also try - River Runs Through It

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