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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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 Butler
as Brian Fleet
as Rebel Leader
as Cabinet Member
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The stars are endearing enough to keep things tolerable, though you may wonder why even McGregor's Scots brogue sounds artificially sweetened here.
Hallstrom shores up his film with a terrific cast that can often make up for the parts that sag under the uneven weight of preciousness.
It's an engaging love story that should appeal to moviegoers with a flair for the offbeat.
Only Scott Thomas, biting off all her sentences like a piranha, rescues "Salmon Fishing" from being a by-the-numbers romantic comedy; you wish the redoubtable Ms. Maxwell had her own movie.
While "Salmon Fishing" fritters away the comic momentum of its madcap opening chapters, it's like angling -- a pleasant diversion if you can look below the surface and muster the patience to appreciate it.
Audience Reviews for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
You may be turned off by the film's long and artless title, but after taking in this exquisitely restrained romance between man and woman, man and nature, the known and the unknown, you'd be hard pressed to find a title as earnest and true as the film itself.
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.
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|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!|