I don't get it.
December 20, 2010 10:15 AM Subscribe
Just watched A River Runs Through It, and I think most of it went way over my head.
posted by LarrenD to media & arts (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
It seemed to me like most of the story was the way that everyones lives clash, but because none of the characters ever talk about what's going on, it's up to me to figure it out. I failed horribly at this. There was a lot of tension between everybody, maybe that was the idea? That everyone had an unspoken agreement to leave things untouched, and that all the discomfort was shared? Maybe they all knew what was going on, but I sure didn't. For a specific example, the family sits down for a meal, but after it comes up that Norm isn't funny, everyone makes a few awkward forced comments and then gets up and leaves and I was totally confused. I felt like this for most of the movie. Is that the way I was supposed to feel, or did I miss something?