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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.
Looking for a good movie for a calm Sunday afternoon? You're welcome!
I don't know if Lasse Hallström is the best sentimental cheeseball out there, but the way he makes movies tells me he is really trying to be. You have to admire the effort, if not the execution. This is a ridiculous movie, right down to its Mysterious Brown Sheikh Character, but how likable are Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt? I had a crappy eight hours at my corporate office job today and wanted to watch something warm, fuzzy, and utterly toothless. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen seems to have been engineered for these exact conditions.
A likeable film which at least gives you exactly what it says on the tin - salmon fishing in the Yemen.
The cast is decent and so is the addition of British political satire, but the whole love story/triangle that evolves is fairly predictable.
Not even the usually delightful Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt make Salmon Fishing in the Yemen even remotely enjoyable. I was hoping that Salmon Fishing would be one of those charming, easy to watch, not-really-about-anything-but-has-something sort of films but the whole thing is rather messy. Tonally inconsistent with underdeveloped plot strands and characters, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is completely disappointing.
Oh and Kristin Scott Thomas' PG Malcolm Tucker is the worst.
This didn't really do anything for me. Pretty boring and totally forgettable.
The only thing that's better than average is Ewan McGregor, his character is funny, cynical and sympathetic at the same time, shame that the story doesn't bring anything extra to the table and is dragged down by several subplots that could have been skipped (terrorists, marriage problems...)
Delightful yet mad story about a kindly Arab Sheik who wants to make a better life for his people in the Yemen by introducing them to fishing!
Although not a lot happened, the true story and amazing acting by both Blunt and Mcgregor pulled it through. Most of the funny parts were in the trailer but overall, it was a heartwarming sense of accomplishment.
ayyyyyyy that was actually rly cute AND KST WAS SUCH A BITCH I LOVE IT
Very sweet British romantic comedy and drama directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas and Amr Waked. It was a delight watching this quirky reserved film based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Paul Torday, and following a screenplay by Simon Beaufoy. From my side it was a simple love on first sight with the unusual story: a fisheries expert is recruited by a consultant to help realize a sheikh's vision of bringing the sport of fly fishing to the Yemen desert, initiating an upstream journey of faith to make the impossible possible! Some pretty spectacular scenes were shot in Scotland and Morocco while the London ones were just ordinary. I…
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