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The Grand Seduction 2013

7.9

The Grand Seduction, a remake of 2003 French-Canadian film La Grande Séduction (2003), is a lighthearted comedy about the residents of the small fishing village of Tickle Head, Newfoudland attempting to convince a young doctor to become its long-term caregiver in order to secure a contract for a new petrochemical facility. Desperate to guide the town out of its impoverished conditions and lack of employment opportunities, the citizens band together to pull ever bit out of deceit and chicanery out of their hats (in often laugh-out-loud fashion) in order to sway the young doctor Paul (Taylor Kitsch) into believing that Tickle Head is where he belongs. It’s a lighthearted and funny story, despite undeniably familiar shades of The Shipping News, Doc Hollywood and Funny Farm. Brendan Gleeson is particularly good as the new mayor of town and Paul’s head “seducer”. He gives the film that extra bit of humanity and wry humor that lifts it above the familiar plot points and into “notable recommendation” territory.

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I love this movie which I had never heard of. More movies like this!!!

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This was a good film. Beautifully shot, nice story, and a few laughs.

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Details

  • Genre

    Comedy
  • Starring

    Brendan Gleeson, Liane Balaban, Taylor Kitsch
  • Directed by

    Don McKellar
  • Written by

    Ken Scott, Michael Dowse
  • Runtime

    112 minutes