Salmon Fishing in the Yemen | ★★★★★★★★

I had no idea what this movie was about and was so glad that it got on my Netflix queue. IMDB calls this movie an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible. I like that description. Here is a review from Netflix that I resonate with:

"I found this movie to be very entertaining. It was a light romance film with some humor. It lacked the over-the-top action of things getting blown up, shot, eviscerated, etc. which I considered a plus. The emphasis was on character interactions and story progression. It was very fictional and for that reason the reality of what Yemen is and represents had to be suspended in my mind. However, this is true for most movies. The sheik was a idealistic representation of a wise, tolerant, and beneficent ruler. As for the salmon, who knows whether that could be done in real life. It didn't matter for purposes of the film."

I liked the characters a lot - especially the guy played by Ewan McGregor. I much enjoyed  the movie and, on a scale of ten, give it ★★★★★★★★.

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1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed this movie when I saw it at the show. Waiting for it to come to cable so I can see it again!


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