Or, as it was known until today, Read the Book Before You See… – but we thought a more true-to-life title was warranted.
… Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott Thomas. Based on the novel of the same title written by Paul Torday.
An Arab sheik has a dream to build a place in Yemen where people can go fishing for salmon. He hires a professional in the UK to find a specialist to help make his dream true. Creating a place for the fish and transporting the salmon to the Yemen is not that easy, and their journey will change everybody who gets in touch with this almost preposterous idea.
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… The Substance: Albert Hofmann’s LSD, directed and written by Martin Witz and starring Stanislav Grof, Martin A. Lee and James S. Ketchum. Not really based on Albert Hofmann’s biographical and scientific work LSD: My Problem Child, it certainly has a relation to the story being told in the film.
The film tells us the story of a drug: the first experiments done by Albert Hofmann on himself, the experiments done in the 1950s by psychiatrists, consciousness researchers and artists. And the question that always kept them all wondering: was it possible to find a chemical path to the human existence?
… The Vow, directed by Michael Sucsy and starring Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Sam Neil and Jessica Lange among others. Based on the true story of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter and published with the same title.
While returning from a movie, a couple’s car gets hit by a truck, injuring the wife very badly. She loses part of her last memories after the accident and doesn’t remember her husband, why she left law school or doesn’t talk to her parents anymore.
… What to Expect When You’re Expecting, directed by Kirk Jones and starring an ensemble cast with Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez and Dennis Quaid among others. Based on the classic US pregnancy bible written by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel.
The film follows five interconnected couples through pregnancy and how it all influences their lives and relationships, in different areas and levels.
… On the Road, directed by Walter Salles and starring Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley and Kristen Stewart. Based on the classic book written by Jack Kerouac in 1951 and first published in 1957.
After his father’s death, struggling young writer Sal Paradise journeys across America with friend and hero Dean Moriarty, the living epitome of beat and adventure. They are the portrait of the Beat Generation and their journey results in a fast-paced roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the United States.