The Grand Seduction

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  113 min.
Release Date: May 30, 2014
DVD: September 16, 2014

Current rating: Rating: 4.83
based on 154 votes and 58 reviews
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Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, Gordon Pinsent, Liane Balaban, Mark Critch, Mary Walsh

Synopsis

The residents of a once-thriving Newfoundland coastal town are having trouble finding a way to make a living since the collapse of the fishing industry. They're thrilled when a plastics manufacturer proposes to set up shop—until they find out the contract requires a resident doctor.

The villagers decide to woo Dr. Lewis (Taylor Kitsch), an ethically suspect cosmetic surgeon temporarily banished to the physician-starved seaside. Without revealing their plan, they take up the doctor's beloved sport of cricket, falling all over themselves in an effort to persuade him that their sleepy hamlet is loaded with cosmopolitan sophistication.

Director: Don McKellar
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Roger Frappier, Barbara Doran
Screenplay: Ken Scott, Michael Dowse

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  • 5 stars "I really enjoyed this, very heart-warming. I've re-watched it a few times because it's a feel good movie."
  • 5 stars "Excellent! Straight from the heart: innocent and hilarious..."
  • 5 stars "If you want a charming and amusing break from the disfunctions of the "real world" this is your film."