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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.

Director:

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 ... 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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When Dutch Hines and Gus first meet, Dutch's hat has a Gus Style Hat crown 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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Fishin' Blues
Music and Lyrics by Henry Thomas
Produced and Arranged by Miles Kennedy
Performed by Yair Evnine
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fishing for a romance
27 May 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Gus Orviston (Zach Gilford) is born of an angling family. His father Henning (William Hurt) is a famous writer. His parents often argue over fishing. After one such fight, he leaves to fish on his own. He's taken with fish activist Eddy (Amber Heard). After discovering a dead body, he befriends incompetent fisherman Titus (Dallas Roberts).

The biggest problem with this movie is the lack of hurdles. It makes the story without drama. There is never any obstacles to his family life or the romantic life. There is only one on-screen parental fight before he leaves home. As for the romance, it's cute and sexy but without drama. I don't see any over-arching philosophy being espoused by his non-struggle. This is the lightest of coming-of-age romantic movie.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA

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2.35 : 1
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