La grande séduction (Seducing Doctor Lewis)
La grande séduction (Seducing Doctor Lewis) (2004)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 9, 2004
DVD Release Date: January 25, 2005
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A quirky and occasionally funny TV-sitcom blown up to feature length.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

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.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

You'll enjoy spending a little time with these people, as the film performs a low-key but irresistible seduction of its own.

John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

French-speaking Canada's attempt to manufacture a whimsical international crowd-pleaser in the manner of such feature-length Britcoms as 'The Full Monty.'

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's great to escape to these fantasy burgs, especially if they're as quaint and colorfully peopled as Ste. Marie-La Mauderne.

Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

Seducing Dr. Lewis has its warm moments, but it suffers from fuzzy thinking, and that's no way to seduce anyone.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...all but the most cynical of viewers will find something here to enjoy.

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Marta Barber
Miami Herald

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.

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Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

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.

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Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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.

Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
Charming Québecois film that I thank the Toronto Public Library for stocking. (Note to all non-Torontonians: our current mayor is trying to privatize our… More
Laurence Collin
Obviously a classic among 'québécois' films. And I obviously liked it because my dad plays a damn great part in it... Hehe...