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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

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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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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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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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Run River
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Why not?
31 December 2011 | by synevySee all my reviews

The River Why is based on a novel, written by David James Duncan. In a few words, it's about a young fisherman who leaves the city life to go and live in a house by the river and do/find/think about what he loves.

If one would like to find himself somewhere, that looks like a nice place to do it. Romance isn't missing, but it's more like an inspiration here (the way love should be, i guess).

The movie was filmed in some very beautiful locations in Portland, Oregon. It seemed like a documentary actually. A pleasant one. Had some good music and lots of nature sounds and thoughts about life. Zach Gillford was really good, so was Amber Heard. As far as William Hurt concerns, i think he's a brilliant actor and manages to bring up small parts in greater levels.

It was nice, quiet and inspiring. It flowed like a river.


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