Sunday, November 4, 2012

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

"Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" is a charming British comedy fueled by the engaging chemistry of Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt.

Main Cast: Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, Kristin Scott Thomas
Supporting Cast: Amr Waked, Catherine Steadman, Tom Mison
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Released by: Ayala Mall Cinemas
MTRCB Rating: PG-13

Movie Info: 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. --CBS Films

The Positive: Despite the weird title, the movie has charm provided by the engaging chemistry of McGregor and Blunt. The strength of the film lies in their performance. The production value of a little British movie like this one is quite amazing.

The Negative: In contrast to the salmon that swims upstream, the movie has lost its edge because of narrative flaws.

Memorable Line: "It's theoretically possible in the same way as a manned mission to Mars is theoretically possible."




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