Today marks the 6 year anniversary of awesomeness in my life. This list represents every movie my old lady (she…
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…
Looking for a good movie for a calm Sunday afternoon? You're welcome!
A wallop of cod is the best way to describe Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, a Brit pic rom-com for dum-dums adapted from Paul Torday’s implausibly popular novel by Simon (Full Monty) Beaufoy for director Lasse Hallström. The appealing Emily Blunt is cast Miss Hyphen-Ated (actually Chetwynde-Talbot), an investment banker working for a rich Yemenese Sheikh (Amr Waked) who wants the opportunity to fish for salmon in the desert. Ewan McGregor co-stars as the least likely cinema scientist since Saffron Burrows in Deep Blue Sea – where’s a monster shark when you need one? His Dr Fred Jones overcomes his initial scepticism to fulfil the Sheikh’s dream.
I assumed the story has some basis in reality, but it is as…
It was sweet and inoffensive.
An idea of this not happy man try to report this one hope dreamer who has money to build a salmon fishing in the Yemen.
The idea was so weird, at the first time I never really get it. Then, the story was so not simple but really cute at the end. And, who knows you'll find a zip of thrilling inside of this movie. Dame, you never know.
Tipicorra, pero al menos pasas un rato agradable.
confirming my sappy old man years have well and truly begun I found this film rather charming. It's all rather pretty too.
oh so bad
[English/ Spanish review]
For the most part, a pretty functional contemporary feel-good adult best-seller adaptation. showing many of the usual downsides (fascination towards money and power, disguised in a supposedly ambiguous portrayal of the good-mannered eccentric Sheik, an approach to "foreign" cultures from a bird's eye view, predictability and a mostly flat mise en scene), but also many of the ups to be hoped for: great main and supporting cast, good dialogues, nice cinematography, a fluent pace coming from a competent adaptation, British sense of humor, and, from time to time, Lasse Halstrom's attempt at doing something slightly different. Not my cup of tea but I enjoyed it more than I expected.
En su mayor parte, una adaptación bastante funcional…
"and when the salmon are coming out. And when the bad guy comes. And the one salmons like.... and you're in yemen"
Every film that has ever been nominated for a Golden Globe Award in any category.
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