The Grand Seduction
The Grand Seduction (2014)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 30, 2014
DVD Release Date: October 7, 2014
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

Martin Tsai
Los Angeles Times

The remake never manages to drum up much excitement for its sleepy hamlet rousing or for its characters, finally filled with purpose.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

It's all very sweet. And a big stretch.

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Alex Heeney
Seventh Row

Rent the original, La Grande Séduction, instead.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

The filmmakers hope for a fable-like charm rather than gritty credibility, but the whole thing feels as cynical as the villagers' convoluted mission.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Loved Local Hero? Charmed by Waking Ned Devine? Then go watch Local Hero and Waking Ned Devine.

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Tara Thorne
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

The Grand Seduction is good-looking, well-cast and funny like an old CBC comedy. Totally fine.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Thanks to its cast, "The Grand Seduction" turns out to be, if not exactly groundbreaking, at least agreeable, comfortable fun.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

So intricately plotted and unlikely that it verges on the exotic, "The Grand Seduction" is nevertheless a hoot.

Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage

An old-fashioned ode to small-town working class values that moonlights as a screwball comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
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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… More
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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… More
Brendan Nicholls
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… More