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.
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.
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.
As one of the most pleasant and non-threatening movies I've seen in a long time, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen should not and will not be remembered for being a great film, because it is not. But it is damn charming.
This is due mainly to characters that some great actors are playing very charismatically. And by this I mean Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, and Kristin Scott Thomas. Their collective efforts really contribute to the watchability of this otherwise rote, predictable, and pretty lifeless story.
Yes, you can probably guess the entire plot by looking at the poster. Yes, the film has possibly the worst title of any movie I can think of. Yes, I feel weird that I actually kind of enjoyed this one. So it goes. What can I say? I like being charmed.
The best part about this film is Varys (Game of Thrones) in a wig. It's uninspired, poorly written, and any and all attempts at being quirkily charming fall flat. The script is absolutely ridiculous and the plot development is insulting on nearly every level, so insulting it even fails at the oscar-bait sentimentality it was probably (i don't even know anymore) shooting for.
at one point whilst fishing, Ewan's billionaire indian friend is almost assassinated by another guy hanging around in the bushes at the opposite side of the river, but not before EWAN MCGREGOR PULLS HIS FUCKING FISHING ROD OUT AND WHIPS THE WOULD-BE ASSASSIN IN THE FACE WITH THE END OF THE ROD FROM ACROSS THE FUCKING RIVER
Starts promisingly with a fanciful and cute setup, but the charming novelty is soon abandoned and the ending utterly conventional.
A boring movie with no conflicts? What doesn't sound appealing about that?
¨When things get tricky in my life, I talk to my fish¨
Don`t be scared away by the title of this film or by the slow opening because this movie is really worth your time thanks to some strong performances and some interesting characters which are actually hard to find nowadays. This British film was brought to us by Swedish director, Lasse Hallstrom (Cider House Rules, What`s Eating Gilbert Grape, and Chocolat) and the screenplay was adapted by Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours) so there were a lot of talented people involved. I found this romantic comedy pretty charming and enjoyed the dialogue very much despite not knowing or carrying much about Salmon fishing. The heart of the…
It's all kind of absurd, but McGregor, Blunt and Kristin Scott Thomas are all great.
This film is beautifully written, acted and directed.
Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor shine as the leads in this tale of trying to introduce salmon fishing into the Yemen.
There are many times when you think the plot will go one way, and it ends up going in a different direction! The supporting cast are also excellent in this film. Kristin Scott Thomas is very funny as the British Prime Ministers press secretary.
A feel good film full of laughter, sadness and joy. A must see!
Filme bobinho, mas muito gostoso de assistir. Recomento, nota 7.0.
A really odd film - part romance, part political satire, part tall tale - I'm not sure the tone really works but it's sweet and fun and uplifting.
Nominated for a Golden Globe! Yes, once again the Golden Globes have reminded people of the movie dregs earlier in the year - forcing film reviewers like myself to watch mediocre fluff I purposefully and carefully avoided. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is not half as exciting or entertaining as its title suggests, it is a dreary and tired cliché to the Nth degree. My wife was able to directly quote a dozen lines before the characters onscreen said them. The movie does have perhaps the best 'attacking an armed gunman with a fishing rod' scene of the year though.