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Salmon fishing in The Yemen

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Call number: DVD Comedy Salmon

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Pittsfield Adult

Additional Details

Based on the novel by Paul Torday.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.

Special features include Miracles happen: making salmon fishing in the Yemen; The fisherman in the Middle East: novelist Paul Torday.

Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, Kirstin Scott Thomas, Amr Waked, Catherine Steadman, Tom Mison, Rachael Stirling.

A London fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.

DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, NTSC.

Contents: Salmon fishing in the Yemen.

Community Reviews

very nice surprise

i just stumbled upon this movie, never having heard anything about it. My whole family - husband, me, and 18-yr-old daughter - really enjoyed it. A sweet Rom Com of sorts. Really liked Ewan McGregor and Kristin Scott Thomas, whom I don't always enjoy. I'd give it 4 stars.

Entertaining and likable

I thought this was a fun movie. My family had doubts about picking this one but they were quickly won over as the story got rolling. The beginning really grabs you with great dialogue and interesting characters. Kristin Scott Thomas is hilarious, it's a shame she's not in more scenes. The development of the characters' relationships seems a little rushed and some of the drama gets a little schmaltzy. This would be a fabulous family movie if your kids are OK with f-bombs.

Some Good Points

I think this movie had some cute elements, but it did get a little boring in parts. It seems like for it to be as predictable and straight-forward as it was, it should be a true story. The fact that it wasn't makes it somehow bizarre. But Emily Blunt gives an Oscar-worthy performance, and who doesn't love Ewan McGregor? Overall a nice story.

Boring

Am I the only person to find this movie boring and hard to get into? I really wanted to like it.

Great Movie

You don't have to like fishing to watch this movie. It is more about relationships between people. Kristin Scott Thomas is fantastic to watch!

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