A River Runs Through It

1992 PG 2h 4m Blu-ray / DVD

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A River Runs Through It

1992 PG 2h 4m Blu-ray / DVD
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Two fly-fishing brothers, straitlaced scholar Norman (Craig Sheffer) and trouble-finding gambler Paul (Brad Pitt), struggle to mollify their Presbyterian preacher father's (Tom Skerritt) lofty moral -- and fishing -- standards. Director Robert Redford's Oscar-winning, nostalgic meditation about the fierce bonds that unite and divide families is set in Montana in the early 1900s. Emily Lloyd, Stephen Shellen and Brenda Blethyn co-star.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese, French
CC
Yes
Audio
French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Portuguese: Dolby Digital Mono
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, English SDH, French, Portuguese, Spanish (Neutral), Spanish (Castilian)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Castilian): Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
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Reviews

age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that A River Runs Through It is a 1993 Robert Redford-directed movie based on a story by Norman Maclean. Given that it's a movie set in Missoula, Mont., in the early decades of the 20th century, characters often are shown drinking whiskey and smoking cigarettes. Also, a Native American woman is referred to as an "Injun," and a character makes reference to "colored jazz." Early in the movie, two boys are shown dancing in a silly manner in front of several prostitutes lounging around behind a building. There are some fistfights -- characters are shown bloodied and bruised during and after the fights. In one scene, a character visiting from California drinks whiskey all night and well into the day and brings a prostitute with him on a fishing trip. They both pass out face down in the woods, buttocks exposed. The man is later shown trying to walk, unclothed and also with buttocks exposed, after getting a terrible sunburn.

Sexual Content

A character who has been drinking whiskey all night brings a prostitute with him on a fishing trip. They both pass out, and their naked rear ends are exposed. The man later is shown trying to walk, unclothed with his buttocks exposed, after getting a terrible sunburn.

Violence

Characters get into fistfights and are shown bruised and bloodied during and after the fights.

Language

Native Americans are called "Injuns." One character makes reference to "colored jazz." Occasional mild profanity: "damn," "son of a bitch," "bastard."

Social Behavior

This film shows the importance of having a shared family pastime to sustain them through good times and bad. The love of nature is shown throughout the movie. The father of the two main characters is a preacher, and he sees God and spirituality in the forests and rivers the family loves so much.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters often are shown drinking whiskey and smoking cigarettes. In one scene, two characters pass out by the river after drinking whiskey all night and well into the next day.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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