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The Grand Seduction

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Canada

2013

Rated PG-13 • 1h 53m

Director Don McKellar

Starring Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, Gordon Pinsent, Liane Balaban

Genre Comedy

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An endearing comedy about a small fishing village that must find a local doctor in order to land a lucrative business contract. When unlikely candidate and big-city doctor Paul Lewis falls in their lap for a trial residence, the townsfolk rally together to charm—and seduce—him into staying.

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Slant Magazine by Alan Jones

Like many films that contrast the simplicity of a rural community against the confusion of city life, The Grand Seduction exhibits a patriarchal, xenophobic attitude.
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USA Today by Claudia Puig

A remake of a 2003 French Canadian movie, The Grand Seduction is more bland than grand and more eccentric than seductive.
50

Los Angeles Times by Martin Tsai

Despite this notable cast, the remake never manages to drum up much excitement for its sleepy hamlet rousing or for its characters, finally filled with purpose.
60

The Dissolve by Scott Tobias

With just a couple of strong casting choices and a winsome tone, an old formula can still work, and The Grand Seduction comes out of the lab with a disarming readiness to please.

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