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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
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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.
Title: Salmon fishing in the Yemen
[videorecording]
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2012]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 107 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Based on the novel by Paul Torday.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Special features: Miracles happen: making Salmon fishing in the Yemen; The fisherman in the Middle East: novelist Paul Torday.
Summary: 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.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for some violence and sexual content, and brief language OFRB rating PG for language.
Awards & Distinctions: Heartland Truly Moving Picture Award
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Statement of Responsibility: CBS Films presents in association with BBC Films, Lionsgate UK and The UK Film Council ; a Kudos Pictures production in association with Davis Films Productions ; a Lasse Hallström film ; directed by Lasse Hallström ; written by Simon Beaufoy ; produced by Paul Webster ; executive producers, Jamie Laurenson ... [et al.]
Credits: Director of photography, Terry Stacey ; production designer, Michael Carlin ; editor, Lisa Gunning ; original music by Dario Marianelli ; costume designer, Julian Day.
Performers: Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, Kristin Scott Thomas, Amr Waked, Tom Mison, Rachael Stirling, Conleth Hill.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, NTSC.
Other Language: English dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject Headings: Salmon fishing Drama. Fisheries Great Britain Drama. Bureaucracy Drama. London (England) Drama. Yemen (Republic) Drama.
Genre/Form: Comedy films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Topical Term: Salmon fishing
Fisheries
Bureaucracy
Publisher No: 40171
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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.

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.

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.

Aug 06, 2013
  • gopherguts rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

funny british humour and dialogue!

Fairly decent and interesting movie. pretty clean and a fair love story woven in.

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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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