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  • Summary: A beguiling story of a ragtag fishing community on a tiny, impoverished island who must persuade a young Montreal-based doctor (Boutin) to live in their town in order to get a much-needed new factory. (Wellspring Media)
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Very ''Waking Ned Devine.'' There's shrewd wit to Pouliot's gentle, no-bull farce.
  2. 75
    The endearing and cheeky ensemble works hard, and Ken Scott's script finds ways of wringing irreverence from the apparent good nature of the situation.
  3. It's not revolutionary filmmaking. But Seducing Doctor Lewis sails by on charm and confident character acting, even if it's navigating well-charted waters.
  4. 70
    Most important, the film has a terrific supporting character in St. Marie herself, portrayed by the real Canadian island of Harrington Harbour (pop. 300).
  5. A sweet, bordering on saccharine, comedy.
  6. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    50
    Though harmless and amusing, this Quebecois comedy set in an impoverished fishing village is a bit too festooned with provincial humor and a bit too short on memorable perfs or feel-good climaxes to break out commercially beyond French-speaking Canadian territories.
  7. 40
    Suffice it to say that if you've always wondered how a fish out of water and a band of resourceful yokels would behave in the Quebec hinterlands, this is your movie.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6