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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.

Movie Info

A small fishing village must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis 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 has no choice but to pull out all the stops and begin The Grand Seduction. (c)eOnemore
Rating: PG-13 (for some suggestive material and drug references)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Dowse, Ken Scott, Ken Scott (V)
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 7, 2014
Box Office: $3.4M
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Brendan Gleeson
as Murray French
Taylor Kitsch
as Dr. Paul Lewis
Mark Critch
as Henry Tilly
Liane Balaban
as Kathleen
Matt Watts
as Frank Dalton
Pete Soucy
as Bob Mahoney
Sarah Tilly
as Miriam Mahoney
Cathy Jones
as Barbara French
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Critic Reviews for The Grand Seduction

All Critics (64) | Top Critics (21)

The remake never manages to drum up much excitement for its sleepy hamlet rousing or for its characters, finally filled with purpose.

Full Review… | December 23, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The filmmakers hope for a fable-like charm rather than gritty credibility, but the whole thing feels as cynical as the villagers' convoluted mission.

Full Review… | August 29, 2014
Time Out
Top Critic

Thanks to its cast, "The Grand Seduction" turns out to be, if not exactly groundbreaking, at least agreeable, comfortable fun.

Full Review… | June 19, 2014
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

It's all very sweet. And a big stretch.

Full Review… | June 13, 2014
Detroit News
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 6, 2015
The Skinny

At best, this aspires to the whimsical charm of Local Hero; at worst, it simply steals from it.

Full Review… | August 31, 2014
Observer [UK]

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.

Al S

Super Reviewer

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.

Bathsheba Monk
Bathsheba Monk

Super Reviewer

This is a completely ridiculous story, but the characters were adorably flawed and that made up for a lot.

Heather Metzger

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