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    Salmon Fishing In the Yemen

    Movie Review: “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” | Live Trading News: Economic and Investment Research

    April 08, 2012 -- Updated April 07, 2012 22:14 HKT
    Movie Review: “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”

    Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor star alongside Oscar©-nominee Kristen Scott Thomas in SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN directed by Oscar©-nominee Lasse Hallstr?m and written by Oscar©-winner Simon Beaufoy.

    Movie Review: “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”

    This film from director Lasse Hallstrom, is a delightful love story with some pointed British satire, and is not about the fishing at all

    The film is taken from a novel by Paul Torday, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” is a satire, with a love story at its heart.

    Emily Blunt plays Harriet Chetwode-Talbot, the London-based assistant to a Yemeni sheik, played by Amr Waked, who dreams of bringing salmon fishing and green fields to his land.

    Given the mandate to make this happen, Harriet consults Alfred Jones PhD, played by Ewan McGregor, a charmingly sweater-vested government fish expert who thinks it a foolish idea.

    Enter Patricia Maxwell, played by Kristin Scott Thomas, the ultra-efficient press secretary to the British Prime Minister who is looking for a good human interest story and suddenly the “foolish” project is under way, with our players making trips to Scotland and Yemen as Alfred and Harriet smile sweetly at each other and we learn what’s in store.

    There are some mild complication as Alfred is married, but his wife, played by Rachael Stirling a one dimensional “Harpy” and Harriet having a boyfriend new boyfriend who has been sent out on a Top Secret military operation to Afghanistan and goes MIA, but all gets sorted out in good time, and for the best.

    McGregor and Blunt are charming, and spontaneous. Kristin Scott Thomas, sharp performance keeps “Salmon Fishing” from being just a run of the mill romantic comedy, she is terrific.

    Loved it. It's a quite little British film, but lots of fun and pokes at big government, civil servants, publicists, religion, east vs west sensibilities and culture and of course relationships.
    "When life gives you lemons, squirt lemon juice in your enemy's eyes."

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    Most films when they open have their biggest night opening weekend and it's a matter of staying at the top but each week they make less and less money. You can see it by examining the box office receipts on Box Office Mojo and other sites that monitor the same. SFITY is one of those films that starts out small in art cinemas but by word of mouth starts being shown in more and more theaters. It actually has shown a +82% increase in screenings and box office.
    "When life gives you lemons, squirt lemon juice in your enemy's eyes."

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