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Film Review: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011). Directed by Lasse Hallström and based on the novel by Paul Torday. The film starts with fisheries expert Alfred Jones (Ewan McGregor) who is roped into a politically motivated project to try and create a salmon river in the Yemen. Jones is forced to team up with a marketing executive (Emily Blunt) who represents the sheik that's financing the project. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is a gentle romantic drama, with an initially engaging story. McGregor and the love interest (Emily Blunt) are pleasant, but this isn't enough to sustain the film, and around halfway through the "one joke" predictable story starts to get boring, as does the handful of predictable subplots. Those who love a gentle romantic drama without any surprises should enjoy. Others will probably want to avoid. 3/5 (Average)
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