Thursday, 12 April 2012

0 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Review

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is a 2011 British romantic comedy-drama movie directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor and Kristin Scott Thomas. The screenplay is by Simon Beaufoy, based on a novel of the same name by Paul Torday. Principal photography began on August 6, 2010 and was shot on location for nine weeks in London, Scotland and Morocco.The film premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.(Yahoo)(Bing)(Google)

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Fred Jones (McGregor) is a man with Asperger’s syndrome who is a British government expert in fisheries. When consultant Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (Blunt), representing a wealthy Yemeni sheikh (Waked), asks for help to fulfill the sheikh's vision to introduce salmon fishing to the desert country of Yemen, Fred rejects the idea as infeasible. However, the Prime Minister's press secretary, Patricia Maxwell (Thomas) fastens onto it as a "good will" story of Anglo-Arab cooperation to distract the voters from ongoing bad news out of Afghanistan, and pressures Fred into working with Harriet and the sheikh to implement the project. He gradually comes to believe in the sheikh's quest. Estranged from his career-minded wife, Fred falls in love with Harriet, whose boyfriend Robert (Mison) has just gone missing in action in the war. After Fred declares his love to Harriet, Robert returns alive, requiring her to choose between the two men. The fish are released and the project seems to be succeeding, but it is sabotaged by local militants, who destroy the salmon runs. But when Fred sees some fish have survived, he regains his faith, and Harriet joins him to fulfill the sheikh's vision.

The film opened in 18 screens in the United States on 9 March, 2012, taking $225,000 for the three-day weekend. The film expanded to 483 screens by the end of March, when it had grossed over $3 million.


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