Salmon Fishing

17 05 2012

I’ve never been to Yemen. Oman once, but not the Yemen.

Anyway, went to the pictures tonight and watched “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” with  Ewan McGregor. Well not with him. He was in it. Emily Blunt too.

Wikipedia: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

It bugged me for the whole film, trying to remember what else I’d seen her in. IMDB saved my sanity (well – what’s left of it), and provided the answer: The Adjustment Bureau. As an ex-pat Brit I got to laugh at more of the jokes than the locals, but it’s generally a pretty accessible film, humour-wise. I particularly liked the casual dropping of the phrase “talking bollocks” by the Sheik whilst up to his knees in a Scottish river.

A tale of visionary ideas,  Asperger’s syndrome, fly tying, going against the flow (an excellent scene used in the trailer too), love (of course), being open to theoretical though improbable possibilities and much else besides. Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy (Full Monty127 Hours). He was born in Keighley, which is close to Silsden (centre of the universe), so it had a lot going for it! 🙂

It’s from a book by Paul Torday, and I found it well worth the entrance fee. But that’s just me.

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5 responses

18 05 2012
misfits' miscellany

I’d like to see Emily Blunt do a Tom Sharpe adaptation.

18 05 2012
Quieter Elephant

Oh?! I haven’t read one of those in 20 years. Which would you like? Blot?

18 05 2012
misfits' miscellany

I don’t know Blot, but maybe one of the SA novels. Like to see estuary Emily wrap her tongue around the tongue. Lubricity intended.

18 05 2012
kianys

Ewan McGregor starring in a movie sells me every time – you could of just stopped right there 😉

24 05 2012
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