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The Grand Seduction (2014)



Critic Consensus: 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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A small fishing village must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis lands in their lap for a trial residence, the townsfolk rally together to charm him into staying. As the doctor's time in the village winds to a close, acting mayor Murray French has no choice but to pull out all the stops and begin The Grand Seduction. (c)eOne

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Brendan Gleeson
as Murray French
Taylor Kitsch
as Dr. Paul Lewis
Mark Critch
as Henry Tilly
Liane Balaban
as Kathleen
Matt Watts
as Frank Dalton
Pete Soucy
as Bob Mahoney
Sarah Tilly
as Miriam Mahoney
Cathy Jones
as Barbara French
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Critic Reviews for The Grand Seduction

All Critics (71) | Top Critics (30)

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…

At best, this aspires to the whimsical charm of Local Hero; at worst, it simply steals from it.

August 31, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

This is all about duels between rugged veterans. Cheery Gleeson and craggy Gordon Pinset steal the show.

August 29, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | 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…

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

Audience Reviews for The Grand Seduction


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 O'Connor
Brendan O'Connor

Super Reviewer


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
Al S

Super Reviewer

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 Monk
Bathsheba Monk

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