Trailer: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

PG-13 for arid conditions, graphic spawning, the geopolitics of bagels and lox

Release Date: March 9, 2012

 

I’m coming out in favor of this movie, and I’ll tell you why. [EDIT: Saw it… and I take it back.]

First: Good pedigree. Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, the director of Chocolat, the screenwriter of Slumdog Millionaire.

Second: The title buries the needle on my metaphor-radar, but I can’t come up with a quippy summary of what the salmon fishing stands for. So that’s Feel-Good Indie Film 1, Cynical Blogger 0.

Third: I take that awkward middle part of the trailer – where they explain why the hell they’re trying to add salmon to the Yemeni desert – as a good sign. Because good trailers don’t always make good movies, and vice versa.

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One thought on “Trailer: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

  1. Pingback: “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”: An Awesome Tale of Hydro-Engineering, Muddied by Stupid Kissy Parts | PG-13 for Ugly Cast

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