Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 6173

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 32

Theatrical Release Date: 03/09/2012

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 07/17/2012

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Lasse Hallström

Actors: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas, Rachael Stirling, Amr Waked, Catherine Steadman

Plot: A reserved fisheries expert is approached by an affable, eccentric Arab sheik for a seemingly impossible task: to introduce British salmon into the middle of the desert. Yet as he takes on this task, he begins to emerge from his shell, helped in part by the sheik's beautiful legal assistant, and the idea behind fishing bringing man closer to God. -- Chris Kavan

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worleyjamers - wrote on 06/29/2013

Touching, light-hearted, sweet, and surprisingly effective. Blunt and McGregor are fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed this film.

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Alex - wrote on 12/29/2012

Another wasted Golden Globe Nomination. How was this movie nominated? Performances are OK but the story and subject matter are not. It is paced well, but did nothing for me. Skip this one and shake your fists at the Hollywood Foreign Press.

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Dr. Razak - wrote on 03/31/2012

A sweet story that (unfortunately) relies way too much on cliches and plot points you can predict from miles away. It's too bad, because Blunt and McGregor have fantastic chemistry.

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Verpasste Möglichkeit - wrote on 04/12/2016

Wie bitte? Der Titel wurde dafür gemacht, Skepsis hervorzurufen. In einem Fluss mitten in der Wüste Jemens. Dort. Der Film basiert auf Paul Tordays britischem Roman und hier gehts um politische Befindlichkeiten von Briten und Jemen, die Hingabe zum Fischen und eine Romanze (mit dem Hintergrund von Mensch und Lachs in der Wüste). Es gibt da einen Charakter in der britischen Komödie, den ich schon immer mochte: Es ist der des exzentrischen Wissenschaftlers: Ewan McGregor spielt Dr. Alfred Jones, den Fachmann für Lachse in der britischen Fischerei. Dieser freundliche junge Mann bekommt die Aufgabe, die Möglichkeiten durchzuspielen, wie man seine liebste Freizeitbeschäftigung nun auch im mittleren Osten geniessen kann. Dazu brauchts nur 10.000 Lachse (die aber nicht aus einem …


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Cute but superficial

Zeljka - wrote on 10/04/2012

The film was cute. Casting was cute. Kristin Scott-Thomas was amazing. And that is all positive I can say - story wasn't really brilliant. At times I caught myself thinking how could the filmmakers be so insensitive to today's situation - as this is no toilet humor comedy - and make a film about such a dream as is salmon fishing in the Yemen. Yes they tried to portrait the benefices the local populace would get from that, but didn't really manage to escape from the superficiality of the cover story. Because, from the very start you hear how much they were going to spend for that project. Let it be sheikh's money and only estimates that might have been exaggerated, but the sum anyway sounded outrageously huge if you are aware of so many better investments that might have been done for …

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