The Grand Seduction 2014

The Grand Seduction

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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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Residents of a small fishing community in Newfoundland charm a doctor into becoming the town's full-time physician in order to secure a vital factory contract.

Cast & Crew

Brendan Gleeson
Murray French
Anna Hopkins
Helen
Voice
Mark Critch
Henry Tilley
Michael Dowse
Screenwriter
Ken Scott
Screenwriter
Jeff Sackman
Executive Producer
Mark Slone
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Maxime Barzel
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Paul-Étienne Côté
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Francois-Pierre Lue
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Critic Reviews for The Grand Seduction

All Critics (69) | Top Critics (24) | Fresh (41) | Rotten (28)

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

    December 23, 2014 | Full Review…
  • The filmmakers hope for a fable-like charm rather than gritty credibility, but the whole thing feels as cynical as the villagers' convoluted mission.

    August 29, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Dave Calhoun

    Time Out
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  • It's a bit of a soppy, sappy film that wastes Gleeson's talent and incidentally appears to imply that bribing oil-company executives is a victimless crime.

    August 28, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Brendan Gleeson and Taylor Kitsch doggy-paddle awkwardly through this lacklustre fishing village comedy.

    August 28, 2014 | Rating: 2/5
  • Thanks to its cast, "The Grand Seduction" turns out to be, if not exactly groundbreaking, at least agreeable, comfortable fun.

    June 19, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • It's all very sweet. And a big stretch.

    June 13, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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Audience Reviews for The Grand Seduction

  • Sep 06, 2015
    one of those nice stories that has great characters and a great setting. it's funny that a film with two great actors failed to find a bigger audience besides the opinionated critics. They clearly missed the boat on this one. underrated and enjoyable film
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Sep 23, 2014
    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
  • Jul 18, 2014
    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 M Super Reviewer

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