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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Ewan McGregor
Emily Blunt
Amr Waked
Kristin Scott Thomas
Directors
Lasse Hallström
Screenwriters
Simon Beaufoy
Paul Torday
Running Time
111 minutes

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
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Plot
A wealthy sheikh (Amr Waked) is determined to introduce salmon fishing to the Yemen and employs sceptical scientist Dr. Fred Jones (McGregor) from the Department Of Fisheries And Agriculture. The sheikh’s representative, Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (Blunt), joins him on the project. Both logistical and romantic complications arise.


Verdict
As awkward as McGregor’s geeky hero and almost as confused as the titular plan, Salmon Fishing is still very likable if you’re prepared to take the bait. And it might even be Scott Thomas’ funniest turn since Four Weddings And A Funeral.


Reviewed by Anna Smith

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