107 minutes — PG, 35mm, Lasse Hallström , United Kingdom, 2012
In the hands of director Hallström (Chocolat) and Oscar-winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire), Paul Torday’s satirical novel — about a Scottish bureaucrat (Ewan McGregor) hired to help a wealthy Sheikh introduce fly-fishing to the desert — becomes a perfect Brit-com, with McGregor and his love interest Emily Blunt turning their characters into “genuinely charming, likable people.” (Exclaim)
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