Salmon Fishing in The Yemen

Salmon Fishing in The Yemen

DVD - 2012
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A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainemnt : BBC, 2012
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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readyrisa
Mar 27, 2017

What a lovely feel good movie. LOVED it!!!!

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gingin1972
Feb 09, 2017

Not to bad of a movie! Kind of different kind of cute love story!

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LynJoan
Jan 05, 2017

A romantic comedy about the failure of expectations and the need for hope and faith. Sadly, and I guess this is life, but the male lead character decides to leave his wife when it looks as though the marriage is actually salvageable- they are just too busy at work to have intimacy. He is attracted to a younger pretty female he works with. They have little in common, other than work. She leaves a guy that she had great chemistry with due to the developing relationship with this older more boring man with whom she is not really well suited. But, the whole Sheik-thing was cool, although his dialogue was forced and a bit corny and stereo-typed at times. It was amusing and the lead characters were enjoyable to watch.

blueberrymouse Jul 23, 2015

Outstanding. It's about politics, office politics and affairs of the heart. As wall as the wish of an sheikh to help his people.

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tenet
Jul 19, 2015

Rated 7/10.

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ocgenapo
May 06, 2015

It's certainly not about the salmon.

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No_Stalkers4Me
Mar 16, 2015

Charming.

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MarionAn
Mar 10, 2015

This was a little too twee and almost, might I say, insufficiently acted at times like the test film was used? It's light comedy of the fluffy variety, with a bit of tragedy added to give it substance. Ewan seems to be trying out his comedy chops but for me was missing the spot. Some nice British and Yemeny views, of course.

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useyourwords
Mar 05, 2015

Far too saccharine for salmon. The only tasty morsel is Kristin Scott Thomas. // Spoiler alert: An upstream, against the norm, plot would have the troubled man work things out with his wife. Sadly, this movie relies on the predictable trope of the married man falling for the younger, prettier woman at work. The book probably did this better.

voisjoe1 Apr 04, 2014

Ewan McGregor plays a nerdy scientific expert on fish is pressured into helping a Yemeni sheikh develop the salmon industry in Yemen. Emily Blunt plays an agent for the Sheikh and her job is to see that McGregor complies and the Sheikh is willing to spend whatever to get the project completed no matter how unlikely the possibilities are for this type of industry in Yemen, which is highly composed of desert, which seemingly is not that conducive to the health and breeding of salmon. Hilarious at times, something not often seen in Islamic countries like Yemen.

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