Ewan McGregor is about the age when many actors start creating their best work. He is currently starring in the British film, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. This film was partly financed by the National Lottery and has been created by the BBC and in many ways it doesn’t seem to really be fitting into one particular genre. It is a romantic drama at the same time as being a satirical comedy and even a political commentary.
There aren’t really any films that it could be compared with very easily but the closest comparison could probably be made to the other British film that has recently been released, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
The latter film is based in India and when people leave the cinema they will be feeling generally good about how the film makes them feel. This new film by Ewan McGregor does not have the same effect on people but it is still quite enjoyable to watch. McGregor performs well in the production as you would expect him to and he manages to maintain that twinkle in his eye that has made him so appealing as the leading man.
The story in this film is somewhat predictable and it tells a tale of the love triangle involving McGregor. The film has a noble plot line about the idea that fly fishing in the Middle East would be a great way to promote peace. Unfortunately though, this is not something that really works and it should be something that gets the audience thinking, which is clearly what this film is intended to do, but it fails.
When you combine this with the predictable love story it doesn’t hold a great deal of interest, but on the other hand it is completely inoffensive and in most ways quite enjoyable.