Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Review

So I went to see Salmon Fishing in the Yemen @ the weekend without any high expectations, turns out I only bloody LOVED it!!

Who's in it??
Ewan McGregor (Fred) + Emily Blunt (Harriet)

Whats it about??
Based on a novel of the same name by author Paul Torday, a fisheries expert, Fred, is approached by a consultancy firm headed by Harriet, on behalf of the Sheik of (somewhere foreign?) to make it possible to fish for salmon in the middle of desert countryside in Yemen. Fred is very dismissive of the project at first, but when told by the home office he must go ahead with the project in order to promote good foreign relations he is thrown in the deep end so to speak with Harriet. What starts off as him essentially treating it like it will never work, turns into something he becomes terribly passionate about alongside the Sheik and Harriet. Is this the project that will change the life of this terribly dull civil servant.

My two cents:
This film is so so funny, full of great british humour. The contrast in characters is fabulous; Fred is your typical nerd whereas Harriet is a high flying business woman!!! Although you may see 'fishing' in the title and assume it is a snore fest, I can assure you its a fantastic watch. Its fast paced from the start getting right in to the storey line, no time for kissing as one might say. (go see it even if its just to have a perv @ Ewan and get out of the rain)


  1. I really want to see this! I love Ewan xx

    1. sorry its taken so long to reply, am moving house!!! You should def see it samantha, its gr8 :) x


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