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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen starring Ewan McGregor & Emily Blunt: Saturday Matinee #book2movie

Confession. I’ve never read Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday nor have I seen the film starring Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott Thomas. But I adore this trailer.

 I love when McGregor plays that sort of softer side of himself. In Salmon Fishing he’s playing the kind of character that Roger Ebert noted appears in certain British comedies: “the eccentric scientist with a narrow focus.’’ 

There’s just something lovely about seeing someone living such an insular life and watching as their world opens up. Like a little miracle. Seeing that it’s Ewan McGregor’s birthday today and the film is streaming on Amazon etc Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is our Saturday Matinee.

The film, McGregor and Blunt were all nominated for Golden Globes, but Ebert finds it disappointing, that the film misses the comic mark that Torday’s book, a political satire, intended.

“What’s left’’ Roger Ebert says “is the love story, which waltzes along with the schmaltzy score by Dario Marianelli.’’

Ah well, it could be worse! Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is available for a few bucks on Amazon, iTunes, YouTube and GooglePlay.