Hooked im­plau­si­ble idea

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IF you’re a bit of an an­gler and de­light in get­ting the line wet you’ll be all too fa­mil­iar with the idea of pa­tience.

It’s a re­quired virtue of the pas­time and if you’re plan­ning to in­vest your time in this very slight ro­man­tic com­edy/ drama it will be es­sen­tial for get­ting any­thing out of it. It’s a very gen­tle flick which fol­lows slightly ob­ses­sive fish­eries ex­pert Dr Fred Jones ( Ewan McGre­gor), who is ap­proached by a rich Ye­meni Sheikh’s in­vest­ment ad­viser ( Emily Blunt) to help bring salmon fish­ing to his coun­try. See­ing it as a laugh­ably un­suit­able ven­ture, it’s not un­til the British gov­ern­ment gets on­side in the form of a tena­cious press agent ( Kristin Scott Thomas) that he’s black­mailed into mak­ing the project a re­al­ity. It takes its time to get mov­ing . . . and then takes a lit­tle bit more . . . but as it un­folds the charms come. The plot con­trivances are forced and the fi­nal act is weak but ro­man­tics should find the breezy tale some­what ap­peal­ing. Ex­tras: N/ A

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