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Salmon Fishing In The Yemen (2011)

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen (2011)

A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.

A romantic comedy/drama to improve Anglo-Yemen relations? Well why not.

It's good. It's feelgood. It has a few exciting moments, and warm moments - relationship drama that actually reels me in a bit. Am I growing all touchy feely or what? What's going on with me?!

Though you don't expect it's as much of a love story as it is when you see the cover. Or read the description above. Right?! I've been misled. Misguided. But not mispointed. I mean: not disappointed. That'd be disjointed.

I'm not a huge fishing enthusiast but I do like the water, and I like the warmth here. I find myself intrigued, and moved, and somewhat melancholy at moments in regard to the story. Reflects my own mood occasionally. My own sense of being stuck in a rut. There's hope but. But you are where you are. You've grown up.

It's a story you can immerse yourself in, told well, though in the end the prince maybe comes across as the most sympathetic of all, and wise, a bit like a guiding sage, whereas the politicians and employees of various sorts just turn all into a shitshow... makes me wonder how much is truly authentic. Is that what real office life is really like? I wouldn't know. I work at a small car parts company. We do things different here. I don't suppose I've ever worked in a real office.

That soldier, too? As he didn't turn out to be the villain; main perpetrator behind sabotage and all... I do feel sorry for him. He went and fought the war. He stayed true. And this is the card life hands him back?

True hero right there. Wish things could've ended better for him...

 rated 3/5: not bad

Btw maybe my high praise above comes across a bit odd when I give it just a three but: it's not really my type of movie, and furthermore it's a bit too simple, with a few loose ends and odd angles, but it is good. I enjoy the atmosphere, and the way the relation builds all the way through.


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  1. S3C
    Saturday Feb/6/2021

    Your entire review is a quote. Wtf!

  2. Cyber
    Saturday Feb/6/2021

    Oh lmao, missed a " in the tag there. Fixed!

    Interesting how it turned out though, some bits in quotes some outside, but nothing outside the entry itself... the container's really a failsafe for formatting errs like that huh...

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