• Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012)

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Release Date: March 9th, 2012

DVD Release Date: July 17th, 2012

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: Romance , Comedy drama

Production Co: Davis Films, Kudos Pictures

Keywords: Quest, Heartwarming, Amusing, Love, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The movie has a hard time wrapping up its love story without feeling forced, however game the cast. Viewers won't be able to say they weren't given what they came for, but they might feel unsatisfied all the same. show more

  • 70
    Michelle OrangeMovieline

    When the recessive style works with the characters and the kooky international-incident story, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen has an absorbing, old-fashioned sweetness. show more

  • 80
    Ella TaylorNPR

    The crisply sweet banter and the halting intimacy that grows between two shy people with a common goal more than makes up for a wildly implausible plot. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical