SALMON FISH­ING IN THE YE­MEN, Show­case, 8.30pm

Herald Sun - Switched On - - Saturday -

SINCE the re­lease of the Os­car-win­ning Argo, the premise of west­ern gov­ern­ments do­ing wacky things for pos­i­tive PR out­comes has gone up a notch. Which on re­vi­sion makes Salmon Fish­ing in The Ye­men seem more silly rom- com than ever. But that’s not a bad thing, just a cosy cardi­gan of a film per­fect for a Satur­day night in. Ewan McGre­gor plays Bri­tain’s lead­ing fish­eries ex­pert tapped by a con­sul­tant (Emily Blunt) to help re­alise the dream of a sheikh (Amr Waked) to bring the sport of fly-fish­ing to the Mid­dle East. Lofty idea, just a nice watch, really.

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