Sunday, August 12, 2012

Citizen Grouch recommends: "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"

So, last night the Missus and I rented "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen".  I didn't know the country was called 'The Yemen' I thought it was just 'Yemen'  but those wacky Brits come up with all sorts of funny ways to refer to places.  This is one of those quintessentially English films with eccentric characters in unusual places doing hopeless tasks and making it look fun and easy.  It stars two delightful people, Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt with Kristin Scott Thomas in a great supporting role as the domineering government fix-it lady who can't even get her rebellious teenage son to heed her.    A shiek from Yemen decides he wants to create a salmon fishing stream in his portion of the country where the conditions may be just suitable enough to make it happen.  Ewan McGregor is meek Scottish fish PhD who gets the job of making it happen and Emily Blunt is the young woman who must facilitate the whole enterprise.

We enjoyed the movie and hearing the Scottish accents was an extra bonus.  I felt sad for those who lost out in the romance lottery in the movie but then I guess that is way of things in life or at least in this movie. 

This is a mild mannered movie and moves at a leisurely pace but we enjoyed it and recommend it for your date night viewing.

Another four star movie!

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