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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Published by admin on Wed, 2012-03-21 10:01
Release Date: 
Friday, March 9, 2012
Actors: 
Ewan McGregor
Emily Blunt
Rating: 
7

From the very start this film reaches out with a mood of fun and love. The humor is light but pulls out a laughs while at the same time developing the feeling of love and friendship between Harriet (Emily Blunt) and Fred (Ewan McGregor). The premise of the film is quite odd and pretty clear from the name of the film - a prince in the country of Yemen wishes to fund a project that will allow for Salmon fishing in the Yemen. Fred finds the idea ridiculous and an avid fisherman and the one tasked to complete the project, but pressures from the very top of the government force his hand. Harriet is coordinating the efforts and begins to assist on the project.

Emily Blunt is a wonderful actress (quite beautiful as I found myself gawking several times) and delivers a wonderful performance here. The chemistry that develops between her and Ewan McGregor is quite natural and the humor that the two bring to the film feels natural. I found myself falling in love with the film and thought it just flew by...that is until the very end. The ending felt rushed and was very cheesey. I'm not sure why they couldn't have spent a little more time on making the end feel more natural, like the rest of the film, instead of rushing it and giving strange shots of the characters. Regardless, I really enjoyed the whole premise despite the fact that it seemed kind of ridiculous.

My Conclusion: 
Go see this film in the theater if you get the chance. The cinematography is beautiful and the shots of all the different landscapes are beautiful. It's a story of faith, fish, and love...and science.

Genres 

Romance, comedy
Image of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen [Blu-ray]
Director: Lasse Hallström, Lasse Hallstrom
Starring: Amr Waked, Tom Mison, Catherine Steadman, Rachael Stirling, Jill Baker
Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)