Is It Any Good?

Ultimately, Mending the Line teaches us a little about fly fishing, but a lot more about being human.

Talk to Your Kids About ...

  • Families can talk about how Mending the Line depicts drinking. Is John abusing alcohol with his self-medicating? Is drinking glamorized? Are there consequences? Why does that matter?
  • How is the mentor-student relationship depicted here? How is it similar to or different from your own relationships?
  • Did you notice positive diverse representations in the movie? What about any stereotypes?
  • How are trauma and loss depicted? What are some of the positive ways characters tackle these things? What are some of the negative ways? What's the difference?
  • In the movie, how does fly-fishing teach gratitude? How can this be applied to everyday life?

Read the full Common Sense Media review here