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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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This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
After watching Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, I found myself with mixed feelings about the film. In fact, as the relationship between Dr Jones and Harriet blossoms, I felt increasingly unsettled by the way first Dr Jones and then Harriet dispose of their previous partners in such a nonchalant manner. Whilst it seems that Mary Jones may be partly responsible for her husband's 'defection' though her acceptance of a six-week assignment in Geneva from her employers, which leaves her husband behind in London to work alongside a beautiful investment adviser on the seemingly impossible task of bringing salmon fishing to the Yemen, it felt very awkward to watch what Mary herself described as a "textbook mid-life crisis" unfold before my…
Beautiful cinematography but a dire film. The film is billed as a rom com but there's not enough "rom" or "com" to be anything of the sort, and that in itself is not a problem for me as I'm not a fan of either genre so am happy for a film to be more true to life. The story revolves around a nerdy scientist - McGregor - who is invited by a Sheik to introduce salmon fishing in the Yemen. The invitation is made via an extremely competent facilitator played by Blunt. The characters have their own personal issues and bond over their project. The idea isn't bad and the shots of the fish look like something out of one…
Really good fun Rom Com with the always watchable Emily Blunt.
Good performances from Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott Thomas lift the rating of what's otherwise a predictable romcom by at least 1 1/2 stars.
Sloppy sentimentalism trying to deliver a "feelgood" film. The "potentially possible" becomes actual and flourishes in the desert - however, the diverted water course is about as credible as the love affair. One or two good bits, coming mainly from Kristin Scott Thomas's PR secretary to the PM.
Charming light entertainment with good casting and a nice feel good way to spend 90-minutes. Not overly dramatic or sentimental, but nothing that special either.
it lets you loose inside the labyrinth. the minotaur finds you and asks you to have a tea with him. forever.
such unadorning premise and unexciting scene-turner that evolves nowhere with its very obvious resolution.
really good movie; interesting
Very enjoyable rom-com of sort with a British stiff upper lips feel to the whole thing.
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