The Grand Seduction (2014)
Critic Consensus: The Grand Seduction can't quite live up to the classic dramedies it seems to consciously evoke, but ambles sweetly enough to charm viewers in its own right.
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as Murray French
as Dr. Paul Lewis
as Henry Tilly
as Frank Dalton
as Bob Mahoney
as Miriam Mahoney
as Barbara French
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Critic Reviews for The Grand Seduction
The remake never manages to drum up much excitement for its sleepy hamlet rousing or for its characters, finally filled with purpose.
The filmmakers hope for a fable-like charm rather than gritty credibility, but the whole thing feels as cynical as the villagers' convoluted mission.
Thanks to its cast, "The Grand Seduction" turns out to be, if not exactly groundbreaking, at least agreeable, comfortable fun.
If McKellar could have just injected some of the eccentricity of his brilliant debut, Last Night, into proceedings we might have had an Ealing-esque social farce. Instead we're left with a comedy that's wry but prosaic.
Audience Reviews for The Grand Seduction
One of the most enjoyable and heartfelt movies of the year. A touching, sweet, charming and very funny film. It's ground-breaking and comforting fun from start to finish. A beautiful movie filled with great characters, a gorgeous landscape and lots of love to go around. One of Canada's best imports in sometime. A blissful and engaging comedy that will have you laughing and loving every minute of it. The cast is brilliant. Taylor Kitsch and Brendan Gleeson are magnificent, they have wonderful chemistry together. Gordon Pinsent is a hoot. Director, Don McKellar crafts a wonderfully compelling and well-characterized movie. A great time no questions asked. I loved it.
How is it possible that I saw this on DVD before I saw it in a theater yesterday? the mysteries of distribution. WONDERFUL movie. I can't imagine anyone not loving it.
This is a completely ridiculous story, but the characters were adorably flawed and that made up for a lot.
The Grand Seduction Quotes
|Vera:||Wouldn't be too much, would it, if I asked what in the name of God you're doing in our bed?|
|Murray French:||Sorry. I know it's after office hours.|
|Vera:||It's not so much the time that bothers me, as the fact that we're all here in bed together. It's the whole threesome thing I'm not that comfortable with.|
|Simon:||Now, now, he doesn't drop by that often.|
|Henry Tilly:||"That's a lie."|
|Murray French:||"Right now, a lie is all we got."|
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