Friday, December 14, 2012

Salmon Fishing in the Yeman

How can you make the subject of fishing into a chick flick? Just add Ewan McGregor and a very fine Scottish accent, and you got more than what you bargained for in this very unique movie.

STORYLINE: A visionary sheik (Amr Waked) believes his passion for the peaceful pastime of salmon fishing can enrich the lives of his people, and he dreams of bringing the sport to the not so fish-friendly desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative (Emily Blunt) to turn the dream into reality, an extraordinary feat that will require the involvement of Britain's leading fisheries expert(Ewan McGregor) who happens to think the project both absurd and unachievable. That is, until the Prime Minister's overzealous press secretary (Kristen Scott Thomas) latches on to it as a 'good will' story. Now, 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.

Can we appreciate the outfit in this still from Salmon Fishing in the Yemen because I love it and the movie is excellent so far.-marra

McGregor's Fred is such a unique individual. From the way he dresses to how he responds to jokes makes him wonderful to watch on the screen. His Fred married very young and his marriage has hit a stale mate. His busy wife (Rachel Stirling) can only think in numbers. No way does she want to start a family.

Emily Blunt's Harriet is a hard worker who finally found love with a solider (Tom Mison) who is taken away by war.


Watched Salmon Fishing in the Yemen on Saturday. Very good film. Very British. Would definitely recommend :)-musings

"Get this man his salmon!" (credit)

Thus as the project continues, Fred befriends Harriet as well as the Sheik who begin to have faith in salmon in the Yeman.

Kristen Scott Thomas' performance is quite scheming and delightful too.

This is a film you'll get your male counterpart to enjoy too! 



Cafe Fashionista said...

Oh, how I love Emily Blunt! :)

Sara Gerard said...

Oh I wanted to see this so bad! What a horrible title for a movie though, lol.

mazzy may said...

Oh, I love Ewan!

Chris Ed said...

Cool I did´t know about this movie! I love Emily Blunt! Thx you for showing it:)