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Salmon Fishing

I wonder if there is a name for people like me who never watch TV? I realize that is a very tempting sentence to start out a blog...just asking for some snappy cutting comment, but it's true. I have NO idea what is on TV unless I read about it.  However, I do watch a lot of movies. I can stop and start or shut it off whenever I wish.  I just watched a great film I would recommend to anyone. It was a screen play written from a book that came out in  2007 by Paul Torday.  Book and movie share the title, "Salmon Fishing on the Yemen".
Its main stars are Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt and an actor I had never heard of before, Amr Waked, (who plays the Sheik who is building the fishing facility in the Yemen River.) McGregor is charming, funny, dry and has a flawless Scottish accent where as Blunt is the perfectly behaved, brainy little fox that make story's love interest.   It was SO refreshing to see Waked portray the Sheik as the divinely civilized, spiritual minded hero.

The movie touches on so many topics that confuse and irritate most people these days, but with such a soft touch you are glad to see the issues come to the fore!  I highly recommend it.  It's been out for awhile so you can even get it at the library.  I'd give it 5 stars out of 5.

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05/07/2013 8:47AM
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