Salmon Fishing in The Yemen

DVD - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Salmon Fishing in The Yemen
A London fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.


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Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Amr Waked

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Mar 16, 2015
  • Cassini_s_Home rated this: 4 stars out of 5.


Mar 06, 2015

Far too saccharine for salmon. The only tasty morsel is Kristin Scott Thomas. // Spoiler alert: An upstream, against the norm, plot would have the troubled man work things out with his wife. Sadly, this movie relies on the predictable trope of the married man falling for the younger, prettier woman at work. The book probably did this better.

Apr 04, 2014
  • voisjoe1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Ewan McGregor plays a nerdy scientific expert on fish is pressured into helping a Yemeni sheikh develop the salmon industry in Yemen. Emily Blunt plays an agent for the Sheikh and her job is to see that McGregor complies and the Sheikh is willing to spend whatever to get the project completed no matter how unlikely the possibilities are for this type of industry in Yemen, which is highly composed of desert, which seemingly is not that conducive to the health and breeding of salmon. Hilarious at times, something not often seen in Islamic countries like Yemen.

Jan 30, 2014
  • OhFlummery rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An entertaining movie in the way that small British movies are entertaining. Not to be missed: Ewan McGregor skipping down the street to the tune of a traditional Scottish wedding dance: «Step we gaily on we go, heel for heel and toe for toe, arm in arm and row on row, all for Mairi's Wedding.»

Jan 12, 2014
  • JeanieG rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a very entertaining movie - albeit a little contrived to suit the mood. It was a novel idea and I think an attempt at bridge building in a world where there is still too much fighting over our different beliefs.

Nov 24, 2013

LOVED this movie, watch it , you won't be disappointed!!!

Nov 15, 2013
  • vxk1956 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great movie, funny, and well plotted. Get it! You won't be disappointed. The song that plays at the ending credits Where You Go by the Young Romans was a beautiful way to close the story.

Sep 30, 2013

very british inspirational making salmon fishery in middle east is daft but it worked with belief. just believe

Sep 28, 2013
  • harrybrowne rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Unusual story but totally delightful. Funny and sad. Great acting especially Kristen Scott Thomas. Just the right film when life gets too heavy and you want to see something uplifting and hopeful.

Sep 24, 2013
  • theorbys rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very enjoyable mix of romantic comedy, political satire, and a liberal dose of idealism that make a fine feel good film. All the players did an excellent job.

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May 14, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Capt. Robert Mayers: "You've been very good to Harriet, Fred. I appreciate it." Dr. Alfred Jones: "I love her." Capt. Robert Mayers: "Yeah, she's great. She's really great." Dr. Alfred Jones: "No. I love her." Capt. Robert Mayers: "...Oh.... Does she love you?" Dr. Alfred Jones: "I don't know now. Yesterday you weren't alive." Capt. Robert Mayers: "Well, I apologize for not being dead in a ditch." Dr. Alfred Jones: "...I don't think I can accept your apology."

Feb 12, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"I don't know anyone who goes to church anymore." "Hmm, I don't think I do either." "On Sunday, we go to Target."

Feb 12, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"I was wondering if I was genetically programmed to dull pedestrian life."


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