La Gran Seducción es como St. Marie-La-Mauderne: una isla perdida que intenta (y casi siempre logra) seducir con pocos recursos y mucho ingenio.
| Original Score: 3/5
French-speaking Canada's attempt to manufacture a whimsical international crowd-pleaser in the manner of such feature-length Britcoms as 'The Full Monty.'
| Original Score: 2/4
...all but the most cynical of viewers will find something here to enjoy.
| Original Score: 3/4
While it begins with a whimsical, promising and slightly bawdy bit of magical realism, it turns into a familiar, conventional and sentimental underdog tale that just won't hunt.
If you enjoyed Waking Ned Devine, you'll enjoy The Seduction of Dr Lewis, a delightful film about honesty and dignity.
The best thing about Seducing Dr. Lewis is that, like the villagers, director Pouliot and writer Ken Scott seem to grow the story, and our affection for these characters, organically.
Buoyed by nostalgia for a vanishing way of life, but it's not sentimental about it.
Too faithful to the well-worn formula of mixing homegrown eccentricity with a slathering of sentiment, and it never really takes off.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
It's great to escape to these fantasy burgs, especially if they're as quaint and colorfully peopled as Ste. Marie-La Mauderne.
| Original Score: 4/5
A cross between Northern Exposure and Waking Ned Devine.
| Original Score: 6/10
Ce film est du calibre des meilleures comédies que nous offre Hollywood.
| Original Score: A-
Heart-warming fun it is, and heck, after getting to know its quirky people, it might not be that bad moving to Ste. Marie-la- Mauderne.
A film that you'll swear you've seen before in a different language and a different place.
| Original Score: 3/4
An intelligent, script-driven, well acted, well directed little story totally devoid of special effects. If you're patient and in the mood, this is a succulent morsel.
| Original Score: 7/10
Charming but overly long, a pleasant, smile-producing movie reminiscent of doing a jigsaw puzzle at a rented beach cottage on a rainy day.
Often laugh-out-loud funny.
The film has a wistful, summer-evening feel to it.
| Original Score: B
You'll enjoy spending a little time with these people, as the film performs a low-key but irresistible seduction of its own.
It's so full of life and character that you can't help but enjoy it.
An old-fashioned charmer and a sharp assessment of small-town life.
| Original Score: 3.5/5