Salmon Fishing in the Yemen [a review]

I love seeing movies solo. I consider it to be one of the best after work unwinding rituals — even better than a chilled glass of pinot. Tonight, I ventured to my favorite New York theater, City Cinemas 1 2 3, to see Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Smart move on my part.


I had been eager to see the movie since its trailer hit the silver screen. Whether or not the movie actually filmed in Yemen, the landscapes showcased in each setting — from England, the Scottish Highlands, and Yemen — were gorgeous.

Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor had an amazing amount of vulnerability in their chemistry, which made the story feel so very real. Watching their on-screen love blossom as their respective characters developed was really heart-warming. The role that faith played in the movie, and the way the Yemenite culture was showcased was really lovely [probably not the best word to describe it, but it’ll have to do].

The movie was certainly not a straight romantic film, and I’d argue that romance played less of a role compared to things like friendship and personal growth.

I highly recommend the movie, almost as much as I did, The Women on the Sixth Floor.


5 thoughts on “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen [a review]

    • How cool! I just absolutely loved it. I’m a big fan of both Emily and Ewan, and was really impressed with their respective performances. I highly recommend it, I think you’ll love it!

      • No sign of it in Sarasota, FL. As a long time Manhattanite- this is one time that I really miss New York. Thanks for sharing Alexandra.

      • You’re very welcome, Mike. Thanks for the comment, by the way. And once the film makes its way down to Sarasota, you’ll have to send me a note with what you thought of it. here’s nothing like Manhattan, but Florida’s not so bad, either! šŸ™‚

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