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Still shot from the movie: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

When a sheik's (Amr Waked) dream of bringing the sport of salmon fishing to the Middle East attracts the attention of the media, the reluctant brains behind the eccentric experiment -- (Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt) -- suddenly find their unlikely-to-succeed undertaking being paraded before the public. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 108
Theater Release: 09 Mar 2012
Video Release: 17 Jul 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Sheikh Mohammad determines to teach Dr. Jones a lesson on faith. To what areas of his life does Dr. Jones apply this newfound faith? What aspects are lacking? Do you believe faith can make anything possible? How was Sheikh Mohammad’s faith affected by the final result of their efforts?

How do romantic comedies often deal with the serious issue of divorce? How is the wife of Dr. Jones portrayed in this movie? Are we supposed to feel any sympathy for her? Why do screenwriters often portray this type of person as a very flat character? How might the audience feel is the script allowed them to get to know her better? From what we see within this movie, do you think Dr. Jones or his wife made a valid attempt at saving his marriage?

While creating a habitat conducive to salmon fishing in the Middle East may seem outrageous, it appears a lot more plausible when you compare it to construction that has actually been accomplished in Dubai. Check out this website for some amazing images: http://flashydubai.com/8-wonders-of-dubai-amazing/

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