Also in Theaters

Laurie Sparham

A look at other films opening in theaters Friday, March 9.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (CBS Films)
Directed by Lasse Hallstrom

Scientist Ewan McGregor gets recruited by a sheik to make Yemen teem with salmon as Emily Blunt tugs at his heartstrings and cynical press agent Kristin Scott Thomas manipulates him. "A bounty of front-loaded charm gives Hallstrom's comedy momentum that should be sensed at the box office," wrote THR's John DeFore from Toronto.

Friends With Kids (Roadside)
Directed by Jennifer Westfeldt

Westfeldt stars as a woman who wants a child, but not a romance, with a platonic pal (Adam Scott). Neither wants a life like their married pals Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph and Chris O'Dowd. From Toronto, THR's David Rooney praised its "keen observation of the ways close-knit circles banter and bicker. The film also borrows from the Bridesmaids playbook with its mild smattering of raunch, which won't hurt its commercial chances."

Footnote (Sony Pictures Classics)
Directed by Joseph Cedar

Brilliant father-and-son Talmudic scholars do battle in Israel's foreign-language Oscar nominee. "Cedar arrestingly tackles what feels like deeply felt personal material, a simmering intellectual and emotional feud," wrote THR's Todd McCarthy.

Also opening March 9:

John Carter (Disney) Directed by Andrew Stanton
Silent House (Open Road) Directed by Chris Kentis and Laura Lau
A Thousand Words (Paramount) Directed by Brian Robbins

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