Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.
A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.
Mourning the death of his brother, Jack's friend Iris invites him to her father's cottage for some alone time to recuperate. Unbeknownst to either of them, Iris's sister Hannah is also staying at their father's cottage recovering from her recent break-up. One entire bottle of tequila later, Jack and Hannah wake up to find Iris at the door. They each have secrets that they're tying to keep and they each have feelings that they're trying to sort out. Written by
I watched this film for two reasons. One being Emily Blunt, she is great in every role she plays. And two because it had that feel good look to it. I was pleasantly surprised with how touching this movie can be. What helps is the incredible chemistry between the actors. The 90 minutes really fly by. I could have watched another few hours of the three leads just chatting. Its also not your typical romantic story which is a nice change up. What I also really enjoyed was it humanized each character. They all have major flaws in which it makes it difficult to root for any of them at certain points. The actors did such a phenomenal job helping us invest our emotion into each of the relationships that are presented. Its not predictable and not typical. This is also my first exposure to Lynn Shelton. I am now looking forward to checking out her other works as well. Overall surprisingly sweet and heartwarming movie. 9.2/10
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