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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Aunt Dora Baggins
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Oct 9 2012, 3:49am


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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.)


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(This post was edited by Aunt Dora Baggins on Oct 9 2012, 3:53am)

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What movies did you watch this weekend? deej Send a private message to deej Oct 8 2012, 1:08pm
    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Oct 8 2012, 1:53pm
        I wanted to watch Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for ages... Misto Send a private message to Misto Oct 8 2012, 6:07pm
        This movie did not impress me so much... Patty Send a private message to Patty Oct 9 2012, 12:13pm
    Rango, Italian Job (1969), Good Night and Good Luck Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 8 2012, 4:42pm
    "You kids get off my lawn!" - I mean, "Trouble With The Curve" squire Send a private message to squire Oct 8 2012, 5:54pm
    Looper. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Oct 8 2012, 6:13pm
        This is one I still want to see! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Oct 9 2012, 2:16pm
    Lost, precious Starling Send a private message to Starling Oct 8 2012, 9:35pm
    Lawrence of Arabia, The Avengers, and Looper. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Oct 8 2012, 9:53pm
    Started my annual Halloween viewing.... Hamfast Send a private message to Hamfast Oct 8 2012, 11:40pm
        Hamfast, did you know Starling Send a private message to Starling Oct 9 2012, 12:29am
            I didn't know that Hamfast Send a private message to Hamfast Oct 9 2012, 3:18am
                I'm not sure about the old house Starling Send a private message to Starling Oct 9 2012, 5:12am
    Star Wars :) Ring-Bearer Send a private message to Ring-Bearer Oct 9 2012, 2:29am
    Finding Nemo in 3D! Finding Frodo Send a private message to Finding Frodo Oct 9 2012, 3:16am
    Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Oct 9 2012, 3:49am
    Four out of six Sherlocks... weaver Send a private message to weaver Oct 9 2012, 4:26am
        LOL Starling Send a private message to Starling Oct 9 2012, 5:07am
        yeah I really like it too acheron Send a private message to acheron Oct 9 2012, 8:57am
        The Sherlocks Padfoot Send a private message to Padfoot Oct 10 2012, 8:05am
    Frankenweenie sherlock Send a private message to sherlock Oct 9 2012, 9:51am
    Clash of the Titans (80s) and Titanic 3D, Call the Midwife episode 2 and episode 2 of Up/Down 2 Patty Send a private message to Patty Oct 9 2012, 12:23pm
        I've been watching sherlock Send a private message to sherlock Oct 11 2012, 3:50pm
    Finished the first season of HBO's Game of Thrones. *spoilers* AlassŽa Eruvande Send a private message to AlassŽa Eruvande Oct 9 2012, 2:40pm
        my reaction to GoT has been the same as yours Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 9 2012, 2:47pm
            Oh, yeah! *spoiler* AlassŽa Eruvande Send a private message to AlassŽa Eruvande Oct 9 2012, 2:54pm
    Panic Room DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 9 2012, 8:36pm
        I'm so claustrophobic Patty Send a private message to Patty Oct 9 2012, 8:56pm

 
 
 

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