La grande séduction (Seducing Doctor Lewis)
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La grande séduction (Seducing Doctor Lewis)
St. Marie-La-Mauderne is a tiny fishing village in what some may call the middle of nowhere. For eight years the locals have stood in line for weekly welfare checks, wearing patched sweaters and glum expressions, and remembering the good old days when the catch was good, the fishermen were proud, and life seemed a lot more magical. Then one day, a chance at salvation: a small company wants to build a factory on the island, but only if a full-time doctor lives in St. Marie. The situation seems hopeless until a young doctor in Montreal has an unfortunate incident with a traffic cop and finds… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The best thing about Seducing Dr. Lewis is that, like the villagers, director Pouliot and writer Ken Scott seem to grow the story, and our affection for these characters, organically."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"You'll enjoy spending a little time with these people, as the film performs a low-key but irresistible seduction of its own."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"French-speaking Canada's attempt to manufacture a whimsical international crowd-pleaser in the manner of such feature-length Britcoms as 'The Full Monty.'"
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"If you enjoyed Waking Ned Devine, you'll enjoy The Seduction of Dr Lewis, a delightful film about honesty and dignity."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"A cross between Northern Exposure and Waking Ned Devine."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
"It's great to escape to these fantasy burgs, especially if they're as quaint and colorfully peopled as Ste. Marie-La Mauderne."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Seducing Dr. Lewis has its warm moments, but it suffers from fuzzy thinking, and that's no way to seduce anyone."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"...all but the most cynical of viewers will find something here to enjoy."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Buoyed by nostalgia for a vanishing way of life, but it's not sentimental about it."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Ce film est du calibre des meilleures comédies que nous offre Hollywood."
‑ Louis-Jérôme Cloutier, Panorama
"Heart-warming fun it is, and heck, after getting to know its quirky people, it might not be that bad moving to Ste. Marie-la- Mauderne."
‑ Marta Barber, Miami Herald
"La Gran Seducción es como St. Marie-La-Mauderne: una isla perdida que intenta (y casi siempre logra) seducir con pocos recursos y mucho ingenio."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"While it begins with a whimsical, promising and slightly bawdy bit of magical realism, it turns into a familiar, conventional and sentimental underdog tale that just won't hunt."
‑ Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Too faithful to the well-worn formula of mixing homegrown eccentricity with a slathering of sentiment, and it never really takes off."
‑ Richard C. Walls, Orlando Weekly
"A film that you'll swear you've seen before in a different language and a different place."
‑ John Dolen, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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