The Grand Seduction

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  • Summary: Tickle Cove, a small fishing village, must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis (Taylor Kitsch) lands in their lap for a trial residence, the townsfolk rally together to charm him into staying. As the doctor’sTickle Cove, a small fishing village, must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis (Taylor Kitsch) lands in their lap for a trial residence, the townsfolk rally together to charm him into staying. As the doctor’s time in the village winds to a close, acting mayor Murray French (Brendan Gleeson) has no choice but to pull out all the stops. [Entertainment One] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    May 29, 2014
    80
    It’s adorable.
  2. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Jun 19, 2014
    70
    Thanks to its cast, The Grand Seduction turns out to be, if not exactly groundbreaking, at least agreeable, comfortable fun.
  3. Reviewed by: Nikola Grozdanovic
    Jun 3, 2014
    67
    The Grand Seduction reeks of a pleasantness that makes for a very soothing watch. The lack of character depth and the contrived plot won’t be placing it near any top ten lists, but there are far worse ways to spend two hours in a theatre these days.
  4. Reviewed by: Matthew Kassel
    May 28, 2014
    63
    In the small-town-conspiring-on-a-big-lie genre, The Grand Seduction doesn’t get near the mastery of 1998’s "Waking Ned Devine," but the shots of the village in Newfoundland, where it was filmed, are beautiful, and the local accents are convincing.
  5. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    May 28, 2014
    60
    With just a couple of strong casting choices and a winsome tone, an old formula can still work, and The Grand Seduction comes out of the lab with a disarming readiness to please.
  6. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Jun 13, 2014
    50
    In Don McKellar's remake of "Seducing Doctor Lewis", a 2003 French-Canadian comedy, the charm feels force-fed.
  7. Reviewed by: Alan Jones
    May 23, 2014
    38
    Like many films that contrast the simplicity of a rural community against the confusion of city life, The Grand Seduction exhibits a patriarchal, xenophobic attitude.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 19, 2014
    10
    WOW. What a sleeper. Thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Great acting and storyline. Must see! Love the point the movie makes about the people inWOW. What a sleeper. Thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Great acting and storyline. Must see! Love the point the movie makes about the people in the community want to get off government well fare and work! Expand
  2. Jun 2, 2014
    7
    THE GRAND SEDUCTION is far too big and awkward a title for this charming small film from Canada. All around adorable with a cast to match. THETHE GRAND SEDUCTION is far too big and awkward a title for this charming small film from Canada. All around adorable with a cast to match. THE GRAND SEDUCTION breaks no new ground but totally delights with a winning tale of a small harbor in need of some help to get back on its feet. Lovely. Expand
  3. Jun 13, 2014
    7
    A fun, if somewhat improbable yarn that's endearing and full of gentle humor, in many ways reminiscent of films like "Local Hero" and the TVA fun, if somewhat improbable yarn that's endearing and full of gentle humor, in many ways reminiscent of films like "Local Hero" and the TV series "Northern Exposure" (with a Canadian twist). As long as you're willing to suspend belief on a few key plot points, this is an enjoyable fable full of charm, magic and beautiful scenery. Collapse

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