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The onscreen chemistry between Spacek and Gibson underscores the uncomfortable aura of the marriage in the movie. There's something strange about the couple, something that just doesn't click; a feeling of looming doom regarding their relationship. Scott Glenn's character does not help the uneasy tension.
The movie has a lot to do with the 1980's recession that is plaguing farms throughout the state of Tennessee, not to mention the constant flooding of the river that is threatening to wash away everything that the farmers worked hard for. The movie was very realistic and I could easily watch it a thousand times over. 5 stars all the way!
One of my friends complained about a scene in The River that seemed contrived and too obviously symbolic of workers chasing a deer that wandered into their workplace. I reminded him that I had always viewed the Deer Hunter as having very heavy handed symbolism, but he had never complained about Deer Hunter. I have always felt that Deer Hunter was a highly over-rated movie. I believe that kind of thing does take away from the enjoyment of a movie here in The River and in Deer Hunter..
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This is one of my all-time favorite movies I would recommend any family to watch itPublished 1 month ago by julie peek - grulkey
This is a wonderful movie and such a great family film. It is a family that works together through tough times and they have a special bond. And I have always loved Sissy Spacek!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Great movie - I want to use this in my rural sociology class. It makes so many important points clear in an entertaining way. Read morePublished 1 month ago by VG
I loved this movie when it first came out in the 1980s and it was great watching it again. It shows what we put our farmers through and we should give them more respect and be... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rhonda LaCorata
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