Sunday, November 11, 2012

Under 250: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

I should have something to say about this movie.  I should be able to tell you whether or not I liked it or disliked it, for example, but the simple fact of the matter is that it was so bloody innocuously precious I basically watched it and immediately dismissed it.  Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is a dreadfully titled little film that's so perfectly nice it's ultimately forgettable.  It's rather like that girl you were classroom friends with in high school who was great to work with on projects and cordial in conversation: everyone remembers her fondly, but no one can remember exactly why.  Just a couple weeks later you'll think, oh yes, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, that's the film with pretty Ewan McGregor and lovely Emily Blunt and they're trying to make salmon fishing happen in the Yemen.  And then you'll think: maybe it had to be titled that way all along just so that people could have some sort of vague recollection as to its plot.  This may sound as though I hated it, but when I was watching it I recall finding it palatable enough. So, yeah, it's very nice.  It's a tasty dinner mint that doesn't seek to shake anything up even as it's just different enough from all the other candies out there.  It just....dissolves quickly.
      

1 comment:

  1. I agree it's very forgettable. The film was charming but it bored me a little - both McGregor and Blunt deserve much better material.

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