The Grand Seduction
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The Grand Seduction
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
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Thanks to its cast, "The Grand Seduction" turns out to be, if not exactly groundbreaking, at least agreeable, comfortable fun."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"So intricately plotted and unlikely that it verges on the exotic, "The Grand Seduction" is nevertheless a hoot."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"As harmless pablum, The Grand Seduction is mildly arousing, just don't expect it to follow through."
‑ Josh Kupecki, Austin Chronicle
"McKellar confuses hokum for charm almost as often as he mistakes stupidity for cleverness. It's meant to tug at the heart, but merely sets the eyes rolling."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"Even if it feels a bit formulaic, it's a formula that works."
‑ Anders Wright, San Diego Union-Tribune
"It's all very sweet. And a big stretch."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"A fish-out-of-water fable set within a fabulously scenic backdrop, against which wholesome humor and a thoroughgoing humanist streak play out and intertwine with gentle, unforced ease."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Charming comedy, filled with breezy Irish blarney."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"A delightful cinematic gem."
‑ John Hanlon, John Hanlon Reviews
"The end result is like tea with too much sugar and cream: pleasant enough, but so mild that you start to miss the bitter and the bite."
‑ Matthew Lickona, San Diego Reader
"Loved Local Hero? Charmed by Waking Ned Devine? Then go watch Local Hero and Waking Ned Devine."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The more this predictable, faux-endearing Canadian comedy works at being irresistible, the harder it is to enjoy."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"The Grand Seduction has mawkish moments, and it's way long. But it's still a very sweet movie, skillfully made and charmingly told."
‑ Gerald Peary, Arts Fuse
"The cast is superbly chosen and the specificity of the sense of place lends weight to the storyline, its exquisite, pristine beauty and its precariousness."
‑ Nell Minow, Beliefnet
"The attempt at lighthearted sweetness is just like the townspeople's imitation of cricket: They're playing, but they really don't know how."
‑ Matt Pais, RedEye
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