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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

MAKING HAY & A GOOD MOVIE

THIS IS ONE TO CATCH
SALMON FISHING IN YEMEN
     After the film moved from our favorite foreign and art house to a mainline cinema complex we figured we should finally check it out.  So glad we did.  This had gotten by us and after seeing it I can't understand why.
     It is a marvelous little film with an engaging story, great acting, beautiful cinematography and is thoroughly enjoyable and uplifting.
     Directed by Lasse Hallstrom (Chocolat, Gilbert Grape and Cider House Rules) the screenplay by Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours and The Full Monty) is a joy to see play out.  Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas and Amr Waked are all superb.
     Given the credentials of all involved you can understand why it is such a first class film.  I don't know whether we were out of sync or if the ad budgets are woefully low for this gem of a film.  
      As we talked it over we concurred that McGregor's acting was perfect and that the Kristin Scott Thomas role as 
press secretary to the British Prime Minister spot on. The cast is good and even great all around.
      This is an intelligent and fun film.
The Trailer

DAY BOOK
MAKING HAY




See you down the trail.

2 comments:

  1. I just finished "A Better Life" about an illegal alien gardener who is fighting to keep his kid out of the L.A. gang scene. No name actors but a great film.

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