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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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Matthew Leutwyler

Writers:

Thomas A. Cohen (screenplay), Thomas A. Cohen | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Zach Gilford ... Gus
Amber Heard ... Eddy
William Hurt ... H2O
Dallas Roberts ... Titus
Kathleen Quinlan ... Ma
William Devane ... Dutch Hines
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Drew Barrios ... Security Guard
Gabby Brooks Gabby Brooks ... Pilgrim at Halloween Party
Keagan Brooks Keagan Brooks
Landon Brooks ... Soldier at Halloween Party
Nikki Deloach ... Young Ma
Natasha Duvall ... Girl in Park
Evan Geer Evan Geer ... Bar patron
Gattlin Griffith ... Bill Bob
Breanna Aleigh Grimes Breanna Aleigh Grimes ... Marlene
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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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Drama | Romance

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

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coração de Pescador See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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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Soundtracks

Fishin' Blues
Music and Lyrics by Henry Thomas
Produced and Arranged by Miles Kennedy
Performed by Yair Evnine
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better then expected
14 September 2011 | by jeffbarton82201See all my reviews

First: I loved the book and still do. Read Duncan's novel, please.

Second: I've lived and fished in NW Oregon (and in NE Idaho, also a location for some of the filming) and agree with those who sing praise for the beautiful cinematic qualities of much of the film.

Third: Rarely do great books become great movies. This is true here. Still, given this reality, the film is good enough to watch, enjoy, ponder, discuss and watch again.

Fourth: I commend the review by Hollywood Jesus (listed among critics above) which convinced me both to go see it last night and to encourage you to do the same ---


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