Thankfully, director Jean-Franois Pouliot isn't afraid to reveal a hint of maliciousness in the small-town charm.
| Original Score: 3/4
Ultimately generates some of the distinctively eccentric appeal of a classic Ealing Studio comedy of the 1950s.
| Original Score: B
Everything about this movie is quaint - the village, the people, the charm... The people of St. Marie will seduce you as well.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
The large and professional cast is fun to watch, the characters are never condescended to and director Pouliot moves things along briskly.
Seducing Dr. Lewis has its warm moments, but it suffers from fuzzy thinking, and that's no way to seduce anyone.
| Original Score: 2/4
Sails by on charm and confident character acting, even if it's navigating well-charted waters.
the filmmakers are hoping you won't notice their desperate play for a giggle, a plot line, and a marketing gimmick
| Original Score: 2.5/5
So disarming, it's hard to say anything but good things about it.
Has the cozy, genteel warmth of a well-worn blanket.
Clearly manipulative, but like an elongated, French-speaking episode of 'The Andy Griffith Show,' it mostly manages not to be cloying.
| Original Score: B-
Much of this is very sweet and funny, but frequently the whimsy goes too far and you just wish for it to end.
| Original Score: 2/5
A movie that reminds viewers benumbed by big movies of the joys of being small, of the deep laughs to be found just beneath a simple surface.
| Original Score: B+
A genuine feel-good movie -- nothing memorable, nothing brilliant, but guaranteed to put you in a good mood.
It's predictable, cloying and sickly sweet, and it'll do nothing but put you into a sugar coma.
Has a quick-thinking, screwball exuberance that doesn't strain itself.
the umpteenth film indebted to Bill Forsythe's never-topped Local Hero
This sweet comedy soundly seduces you with quirky characters, sly wit and a strong dose of charm.
It's all fitfully amusing, thanks in large part to Bouchard's richly comic performance, but the movie is never very involving, and it overstays its welcome by a good, long while.
What follows is only moderately amusing and almost totally lacking in suspense, surprise or even uncertainly.
A crowd-pleaser in the best sense of the word.