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Aunt Dora Baggins

Oct 9 2012, 3:49am

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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

We saw a trailer for this when we rented another movie, and were intrigued. It's about a Yemeni sheikh who wants to bring irrigation to his part of the desert, and incidentally be able to indulge his passion for salmon fishing.

There was a lot to love about this movie; there was a lot of dry humor, and likeable characters.

But the adultery aspect completely ruined it for me. It could have been a sweet love story, except that the two main characters betrayed lovers who didn't deserve it. I guess it was supposed to show how amazing their love story was, but all it did was make me so angry I was in tears at the end, and not in a good way (I love crying during movies, but not because I'm angry.) There was supposed to be a eucatastrophe, and I couldn't appreciate it because of the selfishness of the main characters. Ugh.

I guess I haven't changed much since I was seventeen and had the same reaction to Dr. Zhivago. Maybe that's one reason I just celebrated my 34th wedding anniversary. Uncle Baggins said he didn't approve of the adultery in the movie either.

(I was a little surprised how strong my reaction was. After all, when I watched The Ring of the Nibelung, I didn't have any trouble with Sigmund and Sieglinde's love story, which was not only adulterous but incestuous. But then Sieglinde had been carried off and forced into marriage, so that to me isn't a real marriage.)

"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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(This post was edited by Aunt Dora Baggins on Oct 9 2012, 3:53am)

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