The River Why | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | November 22, 2011
entertainment value
A love story surrounded by coming age philosphy and tons of fishing. Neither the metaphors or romance are corny. A warm, acceptable tale.
genre Drama | Romance
synopsis The River Why is an adaptation of the 1983 Sierra Club novel by David James Duncan. The coming-of-age tale centers on a young man named Gus Orviston (Zach Gilford) and his quest for an elusive rainbow trout, which is a metaphor for the man's internal search for self-knowledge. Amber Heard plays his love interest, a tomboy fly-fisher named Eddy.
lead actors William Hurt | Amber Heard | Zach Gilford | Dallas Roberts
director Matthew Leutwyler