Fly-fishing figures prominently in this poignant tale of two brothers growing up in Montana in the early 20th century under the stern rule of their minister father. While both boys rebel, Norman (Craig Sheffer) channels his rebellion into writing, but Paul (Brad Pitt) descends onto a slippery path of self-destruction. The beautiful scenery of Montana is used to full effect with the awesome cinematography of Philippe Rousselot. Directed by Robert Redford, this adaptation of Norman Maclean's classic autobiography also features Tom Skerritt and Brenda Blethyn as the Reverend and Mrs. Maclean.
A River Runs Through It tells the quite extraordinary story of two boys, Norman Maclean (Craig Sheffer) and Paul Maclean (Brad Pritt). They are growing up in the 1920s with a very strict father who is a pastor, Rev. Maclean (Tom Skerritt). Their father only teaches them about three things in life, the Bible, school and fly fishing. Paul is more of the rebellious son that has to be watched very closely, while Norman is responsible, and has the look of someone that will one day be a good man. So … more
Pros: Beautiful scenery Cons: a little slow, actors not well rounded THE STARS Craig Sheffer - Norman MacLean Brad Pitt - Paul MacLean Tom Skerritt - Reverend MacLean Robert Redford - Narrator Based somewhat on the autobiographical novella of Norman MacLean, this story is set in the 20's in the Montana countryside and more importantly, on the river. The symbolism of the river … more