Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

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"Make the Improbable Possible"
  • PG-13
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 51 min
  • 6.8  (62,326)
  • 58

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is a delightful comedy/drama starring Ewan McGregor as Dr. Alfred Jones, Britain's top expert on fisheries. Dr. Jones is approached by Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (played by Emily Blunt) with a plan to bring salmon fishing to the desert of Yemen. She speaks on behalf of Sheikh Muhammed of Yemen who believes that his passion for fly fishing may rub off on the rest of the inhabitants of the desert and in turn bring peace to the land. He has seemingly unlimited resources and price is no object when it comes to realizing his dream. Dr. Jones finds the whole idea to be impractical as well as scientifically impossible. He explains to Harriet that salmon require a very specific set of circumstances to thrive and there is no way to recreate them in the desert of Yemen. However, Harriet is adamant that they can make it work because they have all of the sheikhs resources at their disposal. She invites him to Yemen with her to meet Sheikh Muhammed and hear his fervent tale of why his project must come to fruition. Dr. Jones agrees to accompany Harriet to Yemen and thus begins their adventure. After speaking with Sheikh Muhammed about his dream of bringing peace to the people of Yemen through the comradery the sport of fly fishing would bring, Alfred reluctantly agrees to work on the project. Harriet also stays on in Yemen to assist him. As the months pass, Alfred is caught up in Harriet's optimism and passion for their endeavor and finds himself actually believing that they can make it work. Through the ups and downs, and setbacks and triumphs, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen shows us just how much perseverance, hope, and the human spirit can accomplish.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Salmon Fishing In The Yemen: Man Of Faith
Salmon Fishing In The Yemen: Man Of Faith

Clip - 1 min 29 sec

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen: 32 Inch Waist
Salmon Fishing In The Yemen: 32 Inch Waist

Clip - 1 min 6 sec

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen: Ridiculous (TV Spot)
Salmon Fishing In The Yemen: Ridiculous (TV Spot)

Trailer - 28 sec

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen: Faith Dr. Alfred
Salmon Fishing In The Yemen: Faith Dr. Alfred

Clip - 55 sec

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen: I Am Your Mother
Salmon Fishing In The Yemen: I Am Your Mother

Clip - 59 sec

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen: Fish Require Water
Salmon Fishing In The Yemen: Fish Require Water

Clip - 55 sec

Description
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is a delightful comedy/drama starring Ewan McGregor as Dr. Alfred Jones, Britain's top expert on fisheries. Dr. Jones is approached by Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (played by Emily Blunt) with a plan to bring salmon fishing to the desert of Yemen. She speaks on behalf of Sheikh Muhammed of Yemen who believes that his passion for fly fishing may rub off on the rest of the inhabitants of the desert and in turn bring peace to the land. He has seemingly unlimited resources and price is no object when it comes to realizing his dream.

Dr. Jones finds the whole idea to be impractical as well as scientifically impossible. He explains to Harriet that salmon require a very specific set of circumstances to thrive and there is no way to recreate them in the desert of Yemen. However, Harriet is adamant that they can make it work because they have all of the sheikhs resources at their disposal. She invites him to Yemen with her to meet Sheikh Muhammed and hear his fervent tale of why his project must come to fruition. Dr. Jones agrees to accompany Harriet to Yemen and thus begins their adventure.

After speaking with Sheikh Muhammed about his dream of bringing peace to the people of Yemen through the comradery the sport of fly fishing would bring, Alfred reluctantly agrees to work on the project. Harriet also stays on in Yemen to assist him. As the months pass, Alfred is caught up in Harriet's optimism and passion for their endeavor and finds himself actually believing that they can make it work. Through the ups and downs, and setbacks and triumphs, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen shows us just how much perseverance, hope, and the human spirit can accomplish.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is a 2012 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 51 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8 and a MetaScore of 58.

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  • Release Date
    2012
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 51 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (62,326)
  • Metascore
    58