Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012)
Critic Consensus: Quirky and a little reserved, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is nonetheless a charming little romantic drama sold by some strong central performances.
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When Britain's leading fisheries expert (Ewan McGregor) is approached by a consultant (Emily Blunt) to help realize a sheikh's (Amr Waked) vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert, he immediately thinks the project is both absurd and unachievable. But when the Prime Minister's overzealous press secretary (Kristin Scott Thomas) latches on to it as a "good will" story, this unlikely team will put it all on the line and embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible, possible. -- (C) CBS Films … More
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as Dr. Alfred Jones
as Patricia Maxwell
as Sheikh Muhammed
as Capt. Robert Mayers
as Mary Jones
as Bernard Sugden
as Peter Maxwell
as Edward Maxwell
as Abby Maxwell
as Joshua Maxell
as Tom Price-Williams
as Tory Grandee - Angus...
as Brian Fleet
as Rebel Leader
as Cabinet Member
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Critic Reviews for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
It's an affable, inoffensive British comedy that just wants you to like it so much that you can't help but snicker behind its back.
To say this movie requires an utter suspension of disbelief is a vast understatement.
... just because something seems absurd doesn't mean it can't happen. And just because a film seems to lack surprises doesn't mean it won't take an entirely satisfying turn at the end.
As it stands, the best elements of the film become mired in the unwelcome narrative muck, branding Salmon Fishing in the Yemen the one that got away.
Everything that happens is horribly predictable, and the tone varies from light and fluffy to over-the-top camp, especially with Kristin Scott Thomas as the cynical British press secretary.
Audience Reviews for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Yet another feel-good movie, Scott-Thomas should have featured in it more as she was hilarious.
Unusual story about two people are put together because of an ambitious project of fly fishing in the desert. Good cast.
Really nice movie! Enjoyable. Sweet. Funny. Good acting from a notable British cast. Although I am not so sure about the plausibility of their venture, I really enjoyed their interactions. Kristin Scott Thomas's role was hilarious! I also appreciated the courtesy that each player showed for the others' culture. It was sweet, sensitive, and promoted the "against all odds" idea. Nicely done!
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Quotes
|Dr. Alfred Jones:||Up his arse with a meter ruler!|
|Dr. Alfred Jones:||I'm more of a facts and figures man.|
|Dr. Alfred Jones:||For future reference, I have a 32 inch waist line, Ms. Chetwode-Talbot. Not a 34. No pies for me.|
|Sheikh Muhammed:||Faith, Dr. Alfred?|
|Dr. Alfred Jones:||Damn it. Yes, alright then, faith!|
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