• Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)

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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

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  • 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

  • If all this sounds like too much whimsy to bear, be forwarned. There is whimsy everywhere. show more

  • 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

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