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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen with Amr Waked and Ewan McGregor
OK, not a period drama but it's my blog and I loved Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. And I just wanted to get the word out to all of you with similar taste in film so that you can enjoy it too. Wasn't that nice of me? (wide grin) And don't get put off by the title. It's a RomCom and it's funny!

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen with Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor
It's rare that I exit a movie theatre with a big smile on my face, but that is the kind of feel-good film this is. Will it win any Oscars? Possibly not. Would it be a great film to take your spouse, friend or even parent to see? Absolutely. All ages were loving this one! And there is something about Ewan McGregor that just makes you happy. I think it's that big goofy grin of his. And Emily Blunt is charming.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen with Kristin Scott Thomas and Amr Waked
Kristin Scott Thomas is even funnier in this one than she was in Four Weddings and a Funeral. She is just a hoot! I have to see this one again just to see the interaction between her character and her teenaged son. Hilarious!

Amr Waked as Sheikh Muhhamed is a wonderful talent, and actually from Egypt but then the actress who plays Dr. Jones's Scottish wife is actually English, so there you go.


Ewan McGregor as Dr. Fred Jones and Emily Blunt as Harriet Chetwode-Talbot
There were two familiar actors with smaller parts in this one. Tom Mison (Mr. Bingley from Lost in Austen) plays Harriet's boyfriend and military man Capt. Robert Mayers and Hugh Simon (Malcolm Wynn-Jones from Spooks/MI5) plays a Cabinet Minister who can sort of fish. Both are brilliant especially Hugh, or "Malcolm the tech guy from MI5" as he's known in our house.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
The scenery and cinematography is gorgeous. So if you need an uplifting fun film this month, go and see this one. It's a keeper!   I'm off to buy the book (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday) as I've heard it is pretty amazing too.

11 comments:

  1. OK. You're batting 1000 with me, so I'll definitely check it out!

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  2. you got me at "I loved Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" and judging from your choices of period films and actors - how could you go wrong? thanks for the heads up.

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  3. I don't think you'll be disappointed. I had coffee with a friend today who said "You've got to see this movie- Salmon Fishing in the Yemen!" Now our whole coffee group wants to see it.

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  4. "let us arise and go fishing" if only there was such a diversion for all who would go to war...and "to have faith and hope in the most ludicrous ideas" may be the way...

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  5. I've been debating on going to see this one. Also want to see The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel just because it has so many great actors!

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    1. Hi Katherine, yes this one was great and next weekend I have TBEMH on my to-see list! Happy Mother's Day to me!

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  6. Oh God, I loved this movie, watched it 5 times in a week!!! I just want some guy like Dr.Jones

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  7. Delightful and charming, very predictable but well acted by the two main leads. I'd forgotten just how versatile an actor Ewan Mcgregor is and there's real chemistry between him and Emily Blunt who matches his acting abilities. Kristin Scott Thomas is well cast and hilarious as the PMs aide. A very pleasant film.

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  8. I love this film. Thank you again for your recommendation, Jenny. A charming film Love Emily and Ewan together. My parents like this film too.

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