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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • 2011
  • UK
  • 111 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Lasse Halström
  • Written by: Simon Beaufoy
  • Cast: Ewan Mcgregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas
  • UK release: 20 April 2012
  • Website: www.fishingintheyemen.com

A nerdish fisheries expert (McGregor) and a sophisticated legal aide (Blunt) are recruited by an angling-obsessed sheik (Waked) to realize the vision of the title. What worked on the page is an insubstantial muddle on film, thanks to an unfocused script and Hallström’s preference for broad emotions over subtlety and complexity.

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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

19 Mar 20122 stars

Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt quirky comedy romance is insubstantial muddle

(12A) 107min This adaptation of Paul Torday’s 2007 novel is another to add to the list of ‘books that didn’t work as films’. The story of a nerdish Scottish fisheries expert (Ewan McGregor) and a sophisticated legal aide (Emily Blunt) selected by a…

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