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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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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

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Country:

USA

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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DTS

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2.35 : 1
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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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[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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And Then They Fell
Music by Brian Vander Ark
Performed by Brian Vander Ark
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A young adult leaves the city to find himself through his love of fishing.
7 August 2011 | by ralphieaSee all my reviews

I have lived in Portland, Oregon since 1981. Last night I viewed The River Why.

I have not read the book and, in fact, may do so having now seen the film. While I don't think this is a life changing experience, I did find the movie charming and loved the cinematography and the scenery of Oregon. The actors all do a good job and the film is thoughtful. The score is also well done. Watch the credits and you will hear a lovely version of "Fishing Blues".

I would definitely recommend a viewing of this heartwarming film. Again do not expect anything earthshaking here but an enjoyable time.


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