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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Make the Improbable Possible
A 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.
What happens if you nuke a DVD? I'll google it, I want to see this little piggy squeal and fry. Torture me and I'll torture you.
Soundtrack: very telletubby-esque. I don't know what that means exactly, but that's the best I can do to describe: bouncy+giggly+creepy with a side of cucumber sandwiches.
How many ways can you describe a film like Salmon Fishing in the Yemen? How about arid (in more ways than one), characterless, cloying, colourless, drab, drudging, dull, flat, ho hum, humdrum, insipid, interminable, irksome, lifeless, monotonous, mundane, nothing, platitudinous, prosaic, repetitious, routine, spiritless, stale, stodgy, stuffy, stupid, tame, tedious, tiresome, tiring, trite, unexciting, uninteresting, vapid, wank and wearisome?
It is depressing to see that director, Lasse Hallström, continues to produce uninspired and pedestrian romantic fluff based on best selling novels. I hear the book this is based upon is actually quite a funny, acerbic and satirical story so why is this film anything but? There are vague traces of this bite in the form of Kristin Scott Thomas’ press…
Want to stab everybody.
Η φάση έχει ως εξής: χτυπάει το τηλέφωνο του κύριου Hallström.
- Ναι, γεία σας, από BBC τηλεφωνούμε, σύμφωνα με το συμβόλαιο σας πρέπει να παραδώσετε την ταινία σας σε 2 εβδομάδες. Ελπίζουμε να έχετε τελειώσει.
- Το κέρατο μου μέσα. Και έλεγα κάτι ξέχασα, κάτι ξέχασα.
- Φροντίστε να την έχετε έτοιμη.
- Οκ, το'χω.
Καπάκι τηλέφωνο έναν κυριούλη που ονομάζεται Simon Beaufoy.
- Μαλάκα δώσε μου τ ώ ρ α ένα σενάριο.
- Ρε συ δεν έχω τίποτα έτοιμο.
- Ντάξει μωρέ, κάτσε μετά το φαγητό, γράψε μου καναδυο μαλακιούλες και το ολοκληρώνουμε κατά το γύρισμα.
- Πότε πρέπει να παραδώσουμε;
- Σε 2 εβδομάδες.
- Τι θα προλάβουμε ρε μαλάκα να κάνουμε σε 2 εβδομάδες;
- Μια χαρά προλαβαίνουμε. 10 μέρες γύρισμα, 2 μέρες μονταζ, μία μέρα να μπαλώσουμε καμιά τρύπα και έχουμε και 1 μέρα να χαλαρώσουμε.
- Ε τότε μια χαρά.
- Τι μαγείρεψες;
- Νομίζω πήγε η γυναίκα μου λαική και πήρε κάτι σολωμούς.
Written by Simon Beaufoy, directed by Lasse Hallström, starring Ewan MacGregor, Emily Blunt and Kristen Scott Thomas and based on the 2006 bestseller by Paul Torday, Salmon Fishing In the Yemen really should have been better.
There's nothing necessarily wrong with this Ealing-esque, quaint and quirky romcom but there's not an awful lot right with it either. The plot - an eccentric, Anglophile fishing-crazed sheikh (Amr Waked) plans to introduce salmon to the Yemen with the help of his beautiful and capable aide (Blunt) and an uptight, officious fisheries scientist (MacGregor) who starts out against the plan but slowly succumbs to its charms and those of Ms Blunt, thus learning how to truly live life to the full - may…
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Entretenida y fácil de ver.
Los paisajes y las imágenes
Worse than I feared.
ewan mcgregor is still really cute
1* für Emily Blunt, sonst langweilig und ultra vorhersehbar...
For some reason I didn't actually think it would just be about salmon fishing in the Yemen.
But it is literally about Salmon fishing. In Yemen.
Charming in its way, not always polished, certainly not plausible and many of the characters could do with more depth. But it's a pleasant watch and good to see some ambition from British cinema to tackle an unusual story.
Watched this at Hao's house on iPlayer. Features Emily Blunt and some other famous actors. Really hilarious at the start, full of great British humour mocking British government etc. However the plot soon deteriorated and the film gradually became worse and worse, and just became another trashy romcom in my opinion in the end. The idea of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is pretty hilarious though.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - If asked to describe this film I would have to say 'twee'; it doesn't want to do anything but exist! (C+)
Beautiful! Excelent film
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