Sometimes the name of a movie needs to be changed, even if the novel on which it is based is popular in some circles. This film was one of them, but it is too late, now. And it is destined for movie box office bombdom.
Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) star alongside Oscar-nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient) and Amr Waked (Syriana) in this extraordinary, beguiling tale of fly-fishing and political spinning, of unexpected heroism and late-blooming love and of an attempt to prove the impossible, possible.
Directed by Oscar-nominee Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, My Life As A Dog, Chocolat) and written by Oscar-winner Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire), this feature film is based on Paul Torday’s acclaimed novel of the same name about a scientist who looks to fulfills a sheikh’s dream of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to his homeland in Yemen.
If ever there was a movie with a title that will NOT attract movie goers, this is it.
It should have simply been entitled – “GOING WITH THE FLOW.”
The HFPA (Hollywood Foreign Press) were bought by CBS Films and nominated Salmon Fishing for 3 major 2013 Golden Globe Awards; Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress.