If you can put aside the slightly odd title, Salmon Fishing In The Yemen is a pleasant, delightful film that doesn't overstay its welcome. Based on the book by Paul Torday, it's about a fisheries expert called in by a fish-loving Sheik to look at the possibility of transposing salmon fishing into the arid region of the Yemen. Initially very skeptical, he gradually begins to understand what the Sheik is really trying to do. He also becomes closer to the Sheik's pretty English aide, even though both of them are already involved with other people. The two leads are well-played by Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt, with Kristin Scott-Thomas lending some weighty support as a b**chy, manipulative Government press officer. There's some genuine heart in the film, a typical trait of a Lasse Hallstrom film. The ending is a little too neat, but overall the film mostly works due its performances and the original, literally fish-out-of-water story.
I thought this was a decent movie, although the ending was a little disapointing..overall quite enjoyable
I was going to leave after ten minutes ,but then it got better, so I am glad I stayed .
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