La grande séduction (Seducing Doctor Lewis) (2004)

La grande séduction (Seducing Doctor Lewis) (2004)

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Critic Consensus: A quirky and occasionally funny TV-sitcom blown up to feature length.

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St. Marie-La-Mauderne is a tiny fishing village in what some may call the middle of nowhere. For eight years the locals have stood in line for weekly welfare checks, wearing patched sweaters and glum expressions, and remembering the good old days when the catch was good, the fishermen were proud, and life seemed a lot more magical. Then one day, a chance at salvation: a small company wants to build a factory on the island, but only if a full-time doctor lives in St. Marie. The situation seems hopeless until a young doctor in Montreal has an unfortunate incident with a traffic cop and finds himself on a boat to the faraway village. But how to convince handsome, young, urbane Dr. Lewis to stay in this dreary little spot on the map? As it turns out, the answer lies in just a bit of seductive subterfuge--along with a tapped phone, a hastily assembled cricket team, and something called Festival de Beef Stroganoff.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Romance
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Cast

Raymond Bouchard
as Germain Lesage
Guy-Daniel Tremblay
as Rolland Lesage
Nadia Drouin
as Simone Lesage
Bruno Blanchet
as Steve Laurin
Pierre Collin
as Yvon Brunet
Rita Lafontaine
as Hélène Lesage
Lucie Laurier
as Ève Beauchemin
Dominic Michon-Dagenais
as Jeune Germain
Roc LaFortune
as Charles Campeau
Clemence DesRochers
as Clothilde Brunet
Réal Bossé
as Denis Lacoste
Marie-France Lambert
as Sylvie Auget
Guy Vaillancourt
as Claude Larivée
Donald Pilon
as Monsieur Dupré
David Boutin
as Dr Christopher Lewis
Nathalie Gascon
as Madame Martin
Benoit Brière
as Henri Giroux
Réal Bossé
as Denis Lacoste
Jean-Pierre Gonthier
as Mayor Réal Fournier
Marc Legault
as Marcel Sigouin
Caroline Bouchard
as Lucie Giroux
Betty Jones
as Marlène Giroux
Denis Houle
as Bartender
Claude Gasse
as Waiter
Nadia Rowsell
as Valérie Fournier
Alexandrine Agostini
as Francine Fournier
Gilles Pelletier
as Alphonse Pinsonneault
Louis-Philippe Dury
as Jules Auger
Raphaël Grenier
as Jacob Auger
Daniel Rousse
as Marcel Thibodeau
Caroline Neron
as Voice of Brigitte
Serge Christiaenssens
as Monsieur Nadeau
Manon Gauthier
as Mireille Laurin
Véronique Pinette
as Chloé Landry
Gisèle Trépanier
as Denise Campeau
Clemence DesRochers
as Clothilde Brunet
Ken Scott
as Richard Auger
Frédéric Desager
as Dr Paul Gosselin
Manon Gauthier
as Mireille Laurin
Gisèle Trépanier
as Denise Campeau
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Critic Reviews for La grande séduction (Seducing Doctor Lewis)

All Critics (66) | Top Critics (22)

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | July 20, 2005
Houston Chronicle
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Full Review… | December 11, 2004
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | December 10, 2004
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

It's great to escape to these fantasy burgs, especially if they're as quaint and colorfully peopled as Ste. Marie-La Mauderne.

December 3, 2004
Orlando Sentinel
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Full Review… | October 19, 2004
Arizona Republic
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Audience Reviews for La grande séduction (Seducing Doctor Lewis)

(***): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Funny and charming.

TTT C
TTT C

Charming Québecois film that I thank the Toronto Public Library for stocking. (Note to all non-Torontonians: our current mayor is trying to privatize our library system, or if not that, then cut out its heart. I'm not sure that I would ever discover under-marketed Canadian films without our library system, which would be a shame because they only rarely disappoint.) So, about this movie itself: a very small, remote community is trying to land a factory, but the owners won't move there without there being a doctor in town. When the mayor packs up and leaves under cover of night, a local man attempts to convince the townspeople to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and show the newly arrived Dr. Lewis - exiled there as community service for a misdemeanour - the beauty and charm of small-town life. The ending is a little tidy for me, but overall it's a pleasure to watch. A movie you won't be sorry to have seen, if you can manage to track it down - check your local library first!

Daniel Perry
Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

the french-canadian desolation and isolation is well portrayed. in their desperation for getting in a doctor to allow the village to survive through a new factory, the entire populace goes through a web of espionage and deception. It's funny to see the extent they go through, until it all unravels. Pretending to understand or even mildly like hours of cricket really takes the cake!

Aaron Chuah
Aaron Chuah

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