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Lyrical and luminous,
This review is from: A River Runs Through It (DVD)
One of the all-time best movies ever made, this lyrical and nostalgic film made by multi-talented Robert Redford lives on a long time after the final credits have rolled. It's a screenplay written from a very short coming-of-age-in-Montana memoir by Norman MacLean. A River Runs Through It concerns the lives of two brothers (one steady and reliable, the other a bit of a wild scamp - that would be Brad Pitt). Their minister father is the quintessential early century patriarch who gives both sons the gift of the art, beauty, dance, mystery, and sacrament of fly fishing, a strong metaphor for Life itself.
Trouble sets in when the younger boy gets into serious gambling/drinking, and the family bonds are tested in ways they never expected.
Beautiful screenplay, stellar acting, gorgeous cinematography. Just simply one of the best.