Unusual story about two people are put together because of an ambitious project of fly fishing in the desert. Good cast.
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... read more
DVD Release Date: July 17, 2012
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July 11, 2013
June 6, 2013
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is a lovely story with likable performances. I liked the pace, nothing was rushed and the relationships were believable as were the characters. I think some elements were a little heavy handed, Kristin Scott Thomas's performance and character could hav...
April 22, 2013
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...
January 4, 2013fb100000145236770
I got a copy of this earlier in the year and didn't watch it because it looked boring and didn't want to make the time. Then the Golden Globe nominations came out and this is up for a lot of Comedy awards, so I figured I would go back and give it a chance. Since it is up for co...
December 26, 2012
Watery, messy, mixed up and bitty "romantic" "comedy" without enough clear links. Occasionally funny and engaging but far more frequently squirm-inducingly cringy, contrived and unfocussed.
October 28, 2012
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is an inspirational film featuring fine performances from Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt. The story overall pretty well thought out, but there were some parts of the film where I felt like I should've been filled in on more details. Some of the suppor...
October 15, 2012
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen will likely not be outdone in 2012 for strangest title of a mainstream film release. It is indeed about the crazy idea of bringing salmon to an emerging system of rivers in a Middle Eastern country. You'd expect some cultural conflicts and even some ca...
August 16, 2012
Make the Improbable possible.
Great Movie! Enjoying a film like "Salmon Fishing In The Yemen" is similar to acquiring a taste for actual fishing. Like the sport that some find invigorating while others find it dreadfully dull, this film has its draggy moments. However, there are...
August 12, 2012fb733768972
Due to the solid performances from it's two leads (Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor), "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" is a quirky little film. As the sport of Salmon fishing is not allowed/impossible in the "Yemen," there has been speculation on letting rivers run through the desert, ...
July 25, 2012
Due to much of the rest of the film, SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN isn't wholly undercooked. There is a sense of delicious entertainment that seems to permeate the surrounding plot. In a sidebar story, the dramedy presented a growing love between the characters of Emily Blunt and E...
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