Based on the novel of the same name by Paul Torday “Salmon Fishing In The Yemen” is a romantic comedy-drama film. Like “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” this film is another attempt to reach that demographic. This is the kind of film in which sheikhs don’t have reasons for doing things; they just do them, and smile beatifically.
Plot: When Britain’s leading fisheries expert (Ewan McGregor) is approached by a consultant (Emily Blunt) to help realize a sheikh’s (Amr Waked) vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert, he immediately thinks the project is both absurd and unachievable. But when the Prime Minister’s overzealous press secretary (Kristin Scott Thomas) latches on to it as a “good will” story, this unlikely team will put it all on the line and embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible, possible.
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
IMDB rating: 6.9/10 from 4,527 users
Directed by: Lasse Hallström
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Amr Waked