Bottom Line: A simple, warm-hearted, British romantic-comedy that’s elevated by itt's uniqueness, solid, chemistry-rich performances, a seamless blend of love and politics, it’s subtle questioning of faith vs. nature and, I guess most importantly, the fact that it’s just plain entertaining. SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN makes for a unique cinematic catch!
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas and Amr Waked
Directed by: Lasse Hallstrom (CHOCOLAT, THE CIDER HOUSE RULES and WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE?)
Running time: 111 minutes
Story: A visionary sheik believes his passion for the peaceful pastime of salmon fishing can enrich the lives of his people, and he dreams of bringing the sport to the not so fish-friendly desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative to turn the dream into reality, an extraordinary feat that will require the involvement of Britain’s leading fisheries expert who happens to think the project both absurd and unachievable. That is, until the Prime Minister’s overzealous press secretary latches on to it as a ‘good will’ story. Now, this unlikely team will put it all on the line and embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible, possible. (CBS Films)