Salmon Fishing in the Yemen [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [DVD] [2011]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 7)

Special Features


  • Miracles Happen: Making Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • The Fisherman In The Middle East: Novelist Paul Torday

Synopsis


Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
A handful of curious Brits become fish out of water when they get mixed up in the dream project of an eccentric sheikh in this satirical comedy. Emily Blunt is Harriet Chetwode-Talbot, a British businesswoman who manages the financial affairs of a wealthy but eccentric Arab named Sheikh Muhammed (Amr Waked). Muhammed's latest proposition involves paying fifty million pounds to fully stock a Yemeni river with salmon, and thus engender sport fishing in the desert region. To better gauge the feasibility of this wild plan, Harriet contacts Dr. Alfred "Fred" Jones (Ewan McGregor), a Scottish scientist who specializes in establishing fisheries. Jones shoots the plan down instantly, but soon Patricia Maxwell (Kristin Scott Thomas), the press secretary to the British prime minister, catches wind of it and sees it as the ideal way to promote better international relations between England and the Middle East, especially in light of the torrent of bad news concerning terrorism and general unrest in the Arabic countries. She does everything she can to turn Jones around. Though the scientist will have no part of it at first, he's threatened with job termination if he refuses, and then sets out to create a fully stocked lake in the middle of the desert. As Jones takes on a project that ranks somewhere between ridiculous and impossible, he also finds he's falling in love with Chetwode-Talbot, though the fact that he's married and she has a boyfriend (Tom Mison) fighting in the Middle East makes things sticky. Based on the best-selling novel by Paul Torday, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen received its world premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Ewan McGregor
    Ewan McGregor - Dr. Alfred Jones
  • Emily Blunt
    Emily Blunt - Harriet
  • Kristin Scott Thomas
    Kristin Scott Thomas - Patricia Maxwell
  • Amr Waked
    Amr Waked - Sheikh Muhammed
  • Tom Mison
    Tom Mison - Capt. Robert Mayers



Customer rating

4.3
86%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Awful attempt at justifying adultery

    Posted
    Eric
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    For a while, "Salmon Fishing on the Yemen" truly has a lot going for it. The cast is good, it's got an interesting plot and some decent laughs. But in the end it turns sour, as the filmmakers' secular humanism kicks in. Manipulative and overwrought, the film seeks to justify adultery rather than honestly facing the realities and responsibilities of marriage.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cute and fun film with a couple of funny moments

    Posted
    raptorht
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Fun film, worth watching at least once. Good chemistry between Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt. Not sure if it would be worth repeat viewings. Maybe after some time has passed it would be fun to watch this one again, but there are plenty of other romantic comedies out there to see!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love to Watch this Movie

    Posted
    hlaso
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Can't say enough about how much I enjoy watching this comedy/light drama, perfect display of British sense of humor . Actors are perfectly cast in believable roles, lovely scenery, great screenwriting...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very underrated and overlooked!

    Posted
    Uptown1999
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    This film was a really pleasant surprise. Wonderfully acted by Blunt and MacGregor, the story was based on a true story. Excellent cinematography and a great BluRay release. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

    Posted
    YNWA
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    This movie is overlooked by many movie fans but I think it is one of the best to see.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Romantic Movie

    Posted
    Gabby0421
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    Excellent Movie! Superb acting by both Emily Blount and Ewan MacGregor!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great family flick

    Posted
    Wassup17
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    All around good movie, even if you don't like fishing!

    I would recommend this to a friend




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