ewan mcgregor

Adapted from the novel of the same name by Paul Torday, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is the kind of quirky reserved British romantic comedy that won’t knock your socks off, but, when it’s not getting in its own way, will deliver an enjoyable time at the movies.

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Beginners

by Cap'n Carrot on December 1, 2011 · 0 comments

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In a story about a man surrounded by death we get a tale about life, love, leading with your heart, and beginnings. Only a couple of years after burying his mother (Mary Page Keller), and just two months after the death of his father (Christopher Plummer), Oliver (Ewan McGregor) is dragged to a party by two friends (Kai LennoxChina Shavers) where he meets Anna (Mélanie Laurent).

The two immediately hit it off despite the fact that Anna is suffering from an acute case of laryngitis and Oliver is still reeling from the latest emotional blow to his life. Anna brings her own baggage to the table as a constantly on-the-move actress who is known for leaving those she’s fallen in love with. This is a concept Oliver understands completely as he remarks that you don’t have to move away to leave people.

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