Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen

Sponsored Review

I was captivated by the title of this movie organised by omy for a preview screening on Monday. Basically I was sold for the 3 words in the title, Salmon, Fishing & Yemen. As stupid as it may sound, I love salmon sushi, fishing is the only hobby I shared with my Dad, and Yemen is not a country commonly found in any movie title.


Official synopsis
Dr. Alfred Jones is a henpecked, slightly pompous middle-aged scientist at the National Centre for Fisheries Excellence in London when he is approached by a mysterious sheikh about an outlandish plan to introduce the sport of salmon fishing into the Yemen. Dr. Jones refuses, but the project, however scientifically absurd, catches the eye of British politicians, who pressure him to work on it. His diaries of the Yemen Salmon Project, from beginning to glorious, tragic end, form the narrative backbone of this novel; interspersed throughout are government memos, e-mails, letters, and interview transcripts that deftly capture the absurdity of bureaucratic dysfunction.

With a wickedly wonderful cast of characters--including a weasel-like spin doctor, a missing soldier and his intrepid fiancée, and Dr. Jones's own devilish wife--Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is the whimsical story of an unlikely hero who discovers true love, finds himself first a pawn and then a victim of political spin, and learns to believe in the impossible.


This is what my friend said before the movie
I have never watched a show like this, seems like a cultural movie. *not very convinced*
This is what he said after
'Salmon Fishing in Yemen' by Emily Blunt & Ewan McGregor. Good sense of British humour, acting by both and good plot of romance too! 4/5 ratings.
Highly recommended to our colleagues.
My view of the movie
Excellent British humour, enjoyed the language and humour of wordings.
Clever plot to use a sport like Salmon Fishing to portray the importance of passion and vision.
Credit to both Emily Blunt & Ewan McGregor for a great performance.
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