UK Release Date: 20th April 2012.

Today was the first time I had heard about this film: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. It has been doing the rounds at international film festivals but is publicly released this year in a couple of months time.

The film is based upon the novel of the same name, written by Paul Torday. It is a romantic drama with elements of comedy featured within it and the story focusses on a fisheries expert (Ewan McGregor) who is approached by a consultant (Emily Blunt) to help realise a Sheikh’s vision of bringing Salmon fishing to the Yemen. Together they embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to make the impossible happen.

Whilst the plot doesn’t sound enough to make people interested the trailer does. We have comedy, we have the characters, we have what seems to be a fantastic couple in the form of McGregor and Blunt’s characters’ and it looks as though it could be a heart warming film for everyone to enjoy driven by character development and the story. It has been received very positively at various film festivals and it won’t be expecting to gross anything spectacular I hope it will do well in cinemas.

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