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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0

movie

France, UK
English
Feel-Good, Lighthearted, Lovely
2011
Lasse Hallström
Amr Waked, Catherine Steadman, Conleth Hill
107 min

Synopsis

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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.

Our Take

7.0
Matt C.

A light and simple feel-good movie with great performances from an impressive cast. Ewan McGregor plays the country’s best fisheries expert who is approached by a consultant (Emily Blunt) to help bring the sport of fly-fishing to a desert in the Middle-East, a place at the peak of tensions. The Prime Minister’s office, with the help of the media, try to then bring this story to the public as a show of something good happening in the region. It’s a quirky movie with a beautiful love story and a few interesting ideas on the current state of journalism. Both leads are absolutely charming together.

Comments

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Dane

Emily Blunt’s character is lovely. Ewan’s character is very easy to root for. Everything I liked about The Cider House Rules, I liked about this film. They clearly share the same director. The story was breezy, but not cheesy. Heartfelt and humorous. 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Luke

This was… not good. Very very cheesy and a weird bad script… first bad recommendation from this site :/

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