❆ ❆ 2 1/2 Mittens ❆ ❆
Like The Hunter, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is a film based on a novel that seems to have lost something in translation. I desperately wanted to love this film, as I’m a big fan of both Emily Blunt and Ewan MacGregor. Add in some angsty self-discovery and some making-cute and you’ve basically won me over. Except, there was so little make-cute! Sure there was the initial comedic tension of opposites attract, but there’s no big kiss, no overwhelming romantic swooning! The only sex scenes aren’t even between the main characters and Ewan MacGregor’s is the opposite of sexy. I guess not everything we see him in can be Young Adam hotness, but still.