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"SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN"
(2012) (Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt) (PG-13)


Alcohol/Drugs Mild
Blood/Gross Stuff Minor
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Heavy
Imitative Behavior Minor
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) Heavy
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking Minor
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Moderate


QUICK TAKE:
Romantic Dramedy: A government fisheries expert reluctantly agrees to assist an investment consultant in helping her client, a wealthy sheik, bring fly fishing to the highlands of Yemen.
PLOT:
Bridget Maxwell (KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS) is in need of a feel good story. She works for Britain's Prime Minister and with recent news of a terrorist bombing, she knows what her boss and the British people need is some lighthearted distraction. She thinks she's found that when she learns that Sheikh Muhammad (AMR WAKED) of Yemen is desirous of bringing the sport of fly fishing to his lands. And with news that Britain has millions of fishermen, she thinks having the British government help would be a great vote-getting ploy amount those constituents.

Accordingly, she wants government fisheries expert Fred Jones (EWAN McGREGOR) to assist Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (EMILY BLUNT), an investment consultant hired by the sheikh, to help make that happen. Fred, whose wife Mary (RACHAEL STIRLING) has just announced she'll be away from home on business for 6 weeks, thinks it's a horrible idea and one that might theoretically be possible, but hardly easy to pull off. After all, he views much of Yemen as comprised of deserts and certainly too hot to sustain the cold water loving salmon the sheikh desires to populate a manmade lake he's creating.

Risking losing his job if he doesn't cooperate, Fred reluctantly agrees to help, but Harriet ends up distracted by the fact that her boyfriend of three weeks, Captain Robert Mayers (TOM MISON), not only has been called up into active duty, but is now considered missing in action following a military incident. As Fred tries to console her about that, and figure out how to pull off the Sheikh's idea, he starts developing feelings for Harriett.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Some teens might be drawn to it, especially if they're fans of someone in the cast or the plot about fishing. Otherwise, it's highly unlikely.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For some violence and sexual content, and brief language.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • EWAN McGREGOR plays a married fisheries expert for the British government who's assigned to...


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