Salmon Fishing in the Yemen2012
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012)
Critic Consensus: Quirky and a little reserved, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is nonetheless a charming little romantic drama sold by some strong central performances.
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as Dr. Alfred Jones
as Patricia Maxwell
as Sheikh Muhammed
as Capt. Robert Mayers
as Mary Jones
as Bernard Sugden
as Peter Maxwell
as Edward Maxwell
as Abby Maxwell
as Joshua Maxell
as Tom Price-Williams
as Tory Grandee - Angus Butler
as Brian Fleet
as Rebel Leader
as Cabinet Member
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Critic Reviews for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Unfortunately, these characters belong to different worlds that don't meld, cartoonish political satire and dopey romcom.
The weakest part of this film is the ferocious government PR chief, played by Kristin Scott Thomas, with much lip-pursing and eye-rolling, but nothing funny or believable in the script for her to say.
The kind of film you might find on the DVD shelf of a holiday cottage, and that's not necessarily a criticism.
The preachiness - about "faith" - gets so thick that the film completely loses all its early zingy lightness of touch.
Audience Reviews for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
You may be turned off by the film's long and artless title, but after taking in this exquisitely restrained romance between man and woman, man and nature, the known and the unknown, you'd be hard pressed to find a title as earnest and true as the film itself.
Yet another feel-good movie, Scott-Thomas should have featured in it more as she was hilarious.
Unusual story about two people are put together because of an ambitious project of fly fishing in the desert. Good cast.
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