Ewan McGregor is Dr. Alfred Jones, world-renowned fisheries expert and I’m guessing by the clues, has Asperger’s Syndrome. He gets involved in a project by an uber-rich Yemeni sheikh trying to bring salmon fishing to Yemen. Of course, the answer seems an obvious huh? They don’t have the water or cold temperatures.
However, after backroom politics, politic spin monsters, and more money than brains, they’re doing it.
Mix in love lost, love found, assassination plots, political schemes, fishing, and an excellent cast including Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas, Amr Waked, Tom Mison and it should have been like shooting fish in a barrel. Here’s the rub, it too often leans into trite and has a hard time reeling back because the stories don’t connect to hook us.