On paper, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” has every ingredient to be a movie I’d love. The screenplay comes from Simon Beaufoy, who gave us amazing collaborations with Danny Boyle in “127 Hours” and “Slumdog Millionare” (for which he won an Oscar). It is directed by Lasse Hallstrom, a Swedish filmmaker who is very adept at filmmaking as evidenced by films like “Chocolat,” "My Life As A Dog" and “The Hoax” (which I really enjoyed). To top it off, the film has a wonderfully quirky sensibility and stars 3 very likeable and talented actors. Still, as much as I enjoyed many pieces of the film, it left me sour on the whole. This is a well-crafted movie that has great satire and perfect pitch humor that unfortunately gets sabotaged with a hard to believe love story, thin concept of faith, and an extremely frustrating moral resolution.