Salmon Fishing in the Yemen


Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

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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


Ewan McGregor
as Dr. Alfred Jones
Emily Blunt
as Harriet
Kristin Scott Thomas
as Patricia Maxwell
Amr Waked
as Sheikh Muhammed
Tom Mison
as Capt. Robert Mayers
Rachael Stirling
as Mary Jones
Conleth Hill
as Bernard Sugden
Tom Beard
as Peter Maxwell
Alex Taylor-McDowall
as Edward Maxwell
Matilda White
as Abby Maxwell
Otto Farrant
as Joshua Maxell
Hamish Gray
as Malcolm
Clive Wood
as Tom Price-Williams
Peter Wight
as Tory Grandee - Angus Butler
Hugh Simon
as Brian Fleet
James Cutting
as Journalist
Colin Kilkelly
as Journalist
Nayef Rashed
as Rebel Leader
Steven Blake
as Cabinet Member
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  • Jul 10, 2016
    Making your film as reserved and introverted as the main character is not big or clever.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • May 16, 2016
    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.
    Alice S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 20, 2016
    This is a quiet charming movie with Emily Blunt. Kristin Scott Thomas is a bonus.
    Juli R Super Reviewer
  • Dec 24, 2014
    Yet another feel-good movie, Scott-Thomas should have featured in it more as she was hilarious.
    Film C Super Reviewer

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