Monday, October 22, 2012

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

This movie was released a few months ago, but I finally got around to watching it.  Maybe it was the title?  Salmon Fishing in the Yemen?  Really???  That didn’t sound very exciting to me.  But in some ways, it really was!  Not in a blow up buildings and shoot everyone in every scene kind of way - but more in a “following your dreams no matter how crazy they seem, following your heart, and working against impossible odds to accomplish what you set out to do” kind of way.  It’s the dream of a sheik to bring the sport of salmon fishing to the desert and he wants someone to make it possible.  This is definitely no easy task!  Even the man he hires to do it thinks it’s impossible to actually make it work in the beginning.  You need the right water, you need a lot of fish, all kinds of things – and besides just acquiring these things, you need to be able to get them there and make it all work in a natural environment.  It wasn't "really" about fishing, though – it seemed to be more about what it all represented by making the fishing possible and how getting to that point affected everyone involved.  There were side stories that kept everything moving along, and of course, a love story.  It was a smart, caring type movie that was actually about the story.  It was sweet, nice and just a decent overall movie.

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