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The simple life,
This review is from: A River Runs Through It (DVD)
This film about two brothers growing up at the turn of the century is full of great river and countryside scenes. Life is shown as it was before radio and T.V. The quiet in the house and how people worked and lived in those days was interesting. The movie touches on love and how families drift apart no matter how hard people try to keep them together. Tom Skerrit does a great job as their father who also is a minister who loves to fish. Going to college back then meant taking a train to a far away state and having to write letters back to your family for communication; very different from our lives. Families and communities did things together back them more than now,as choices for entertainment were limited. The film also shows the brother's and father's love for the river and for fishing. It also has some very sad parts which leave the viewer thinking about their own life and what's really important to them. Slow paced and well acted, it's worth seeing just for the outdoor views and the emotions spent.
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Initial post: Feb 14, 2015 12:57:46 PM PST
F. Chapman says:
I didn't see where you qualified taking two stars away. Does slow equal a negative in your review? I would give it 4.75 stars if not all 5. Slow in my watching the movie means deliberate, taking time to develop the story.
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