Salmon Fishing in the Yemen features an original storyline. It is not your usual romantic comedy. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is a film you can take your dad, your mum or even your boyfriend too.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen follows the quest for sheik to achieve his dream of well, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. His consultant, A business woman named Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (played by Emily Blunt) gets into contact with a fisheries expert, Dr. Alfred Jones (Ewan McGregor) with the unusual request. She 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. They learn to follow a path of faith in an attempt to achieve even the wildness of dreams.
This inspirational comedy was directed by Lasse Hallström, the director of Chocolat and the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Slumdog Millionaire.
Lasse Hallström has hit the nail on the head with this pleasing movie. The story line was evolving and each character was filled with depth. The comedic notes were perfect and ensured I left the cinema along with all the other patrons in a positive mood.
I loved Emily Blunt in this role. She played to her strengths and lifted her game. I hope she sticks to more roles like this one, she was confident and strong. The chemistry between her and her co actors was charming. I’m not a fan of Ewan McGregor but I have warmed to him. He had a soft gentle nature in this film and I liked it.
The Idea of the film is to have hope and faith no matter what the idea is. To be honest I had no faith going into this film but I really enjoyed it.
The film is out in New Zealand Cinemas on May 17th, 2012 with an M rating and is brought to us by Lionsgate and BBC Films.