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PG-13| 1 hr. 51 min.

Plot Summary
Dr. Alfred Jones (Ewan McGregor) is a fisheries scientist who one day receives an unusual request: A businesswoman named Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (Emily Blunt) wants his help in fulfilling a wealthy sheik's (Amr Waked) request to bring sport fishing to Yemen. Jones declines at first, but when the British prime minister's spokeswoman latches on to the project as a way to improve Middle East relations, he joins in. Romance blooms as Jones and Harriet work to make the sheik's dream come true.

Cast: Ewan McGregor , Emily Blunt , Amr Waked , Kristin Scott Thomas , Tom Mison , Rachael Stirling , Catherine Steadman , Jill Baker

Director: Lasse Hallström

Genres: Comedy drama, Romance

Distributor: CBS Films

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)

Release Date: March 9th, 2012|1 hr. 51 min.

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critic reviews ( 35 )
fan reviews ( 21 )
  • This is a rich subject for satire and sticking it to political bureaucracy. Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (127 Hours) has mined Paul Torday's book for delicious nuggets about Western capitalism at war with Muslim culture. show more

  • The film's emotional complexities don't allow for much of the canned sentiment that normally gets dished out in romantic dramas; what emerges instead, over several reels, is endearingly tender and complicated. show more

  • The side story about Muslim extremists is a little ham-handed for a film that otherwise exercises such restraint. show more

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  • October 15, 2012 ry00000000130254
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    Movie went on a pretty slow pace. Overall, okay movie. 3/5.

  • September 06, 2012 ph00000000129128
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    A great movie far different from action & sci-fi movies. One of my favorite movie .

  • August 03, 2012 jackd1207
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    Excellent entertainment.

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New DVD Blu-Ray: 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,' 'Singin in the Rain'

Posted by
Eric Larnick on Jul 16th, 2012 10:33PM

Moviefone's New Release Pick of the Week "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" What's It About? A stuffy fisheries expert (Ewan McGregor) is sent on the bizarre mission to bring the sport of...

'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen': Why You Should Take the Ewan McGregor-Emily Blunt Film Seriously

Posted by
Gary Susman on Apr 2nd, 2012 2:06PM

It's pretty rare for a little indie movie to break into the box office top 10 in its fourth week of release. Rarer still if the movie has an audience-unfriendly title or a Middle Eastern setting or an...

Ewan McGregor, 'Salmon Fishing In The Yemen' Star, Talks Hooking His Dog And Kristen Scott Thomas (VIDEO)

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on Mar 7th, 2012 4:42PM

Ewan McGregor in a romantic comedy? You're probably thinking: Well, this could end badly. The movie's title, "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," probably doesn't quell your skepticism.But the truth of the...

Amr Waked: Arabic People Portrayed Correctly In 'Salmon Fishing In The Yemen' (VIDEO)

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on Mar 7th, 2012 2:02PM

Amr Waked is used to being offered stereotypical Arabic roles, and he's had to turn down countless jobs because he didn't feel they portrayed the culture properly. Waked jumped at the chance, though,...

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