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Only ten years have passed since Canadian comedy Seducing Doctor Lewis was released, and yet now comes a remake in the form of Don McKellar’s The Grand Seduction. It’s not the first time that a screenplay by Ken Scott has been recomposed for a more luminous cast, having been the man behind Starbuck – and then its Vince Vaughn reimagining, Delivery Man. Sadly, this is also not the first time that such an endeavour has seemed somewhat superfluous.
Set in the intimate harbour of Tickle cove, we shine a light over a washed up society, struggling to make ends meet as the residents all collect their welfare cheques, with so few job opportunities available to them. However when a new factory is proposed to the locals, they realise that for it to become a reality, they need to have a doctor – and so when Dr. Lewis (Taylor Kitsch) arrives for a month, »
- Stefan Pape
Brendan Gleeson is perfectly cast in The Grand Seduction, a comedy drama that aims to send up the postcard image of rural life. Unfortunately, Canadian director Don McKellar falls into his own trap with a storytelling style that wavers between wry cynicism and twee romanticism.
American muscle-head Taylor Kitsch (Battleship, John Carter) loses some of that action hero bulk to play Dr Paul Lewis, but he still looks out of place in a small fishing village where he is forced to act as Gp after getting caught with cocaine at customs. Just the name, Tickle Cove, is enough to conjure a picture of seaside tranquillity, but on the contrary, the fishing business has dried up and its residents need to find an alternative source of revenue »
Led by Brendan Gleeson and Taylor Kitsch, the comedy will be released in the UK and Ireland at the tail-end of the summer, and eOne has now launched the trailer for our shores, along with the UK quad poster.
Brendan Gleeson is Murray, a once proud fisherman who now, along with his former colleagues in the harbour of Tickle Head are out of work and forced to live off welfare. Prohibited from fishing enough to make a living and the community spirit having faded a long time ago, the Mayor comes up with a dazzling plan – a giant corporation need a location to build a factory and Tickle Head could be just the right place. But there’s just one problem – in order to qualify, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Stars: Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders, Andrzej Blumenfeld, Simon Delaney, Bobby Moynihan, Dave Patten, Adam Chanler-Berat, Britt Robertson, Jack Reynor, Amos VanderPoel, Matthew Daddario | Written and Directed by Ken Scott
Delivery Man has Vince Vaughn starring as David Wozniak, an incompetent meat delivery guy who has serious money problems, can’t seem to do anything right and has just got his girlfriend pregnant. To top all that, he comes home one day to find a lawyer waiting for him and is presented with the news that he has fathered 533 children through sperm donations he made 20 years earlier. 142 of these children all want to know who their biological father is and have began a lawsuit to find out. David then embarks on a journey to decide whether he should reveal his identity, and to learn a little about himself as a father as well.
Delivery Man is a film which »
- Richard Axtell
Delivery Man, 2013.
Written and Directed by Ken Scott.
An affable underachiever finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.
Vince Vaughn hasn’t had a lot of luck in recent years when it comes to picking good roles. Ever since his smash hit Wedding Crashers in 2005 things have seemed to go downhill. From Fred Claus and The Watch to last year’s lackluster The Internship it’s just been one critical and financial failure after another. Vaughn’s latest film, Delivery Man, tries to be somewhat different from his recent roles but ultimately ends up on the same level as those films.
David (Vince Vaughn) is a nice guy but »
- Gary Collinson
To celebrate the arrival of Delivery Man, HeyUGuys caught up with writer-director Ken Scott, who conceived this comedic tale about fatherhood – to give you a heads up on what you can expect from the bundle of joy that will soon be yours to take home…
Why a career in filmmaking? Was there that one inspirational moment?
The earliest memory I have is of watching Star Wars and being blown away by the story – just the scope of the film. I loved the whole experience, and it was in that moment that I fell in love with film. But I would say the first moment was when I was in my mid-teens, and I actually started to consider working in the industry.
You’ve spoken of the impression Star Wars made, but was this the source of your interest in storytelling or does it lie outside of film?
In Québec where »
- Paul Risker
Directed by Don McKellar
One has to acquire a taste for eccentric dramedies that are populated by infectious quirky characters, a far-fetching premise, gentle-minded absurdity and an appreciation for the small-scale cinema experience to embrace the giddy gumption of director Don McKellar’s odd yet highly-spirited The Grand Seduction. Breezy, mildly confusing and charmingly off-kilter The Grand Seduction is an English-language Canadian film that tickles the funnybone in its cheeky conviction detailing the desperate economical times of a financially-strapped Newfoundland fishing village.
Now American television audiences in particular may inevitably view the witty Seduction as a knockoff to the critically-acclaimed early 1990′s series Northern Exposure where the off-base, fish-out-of-the-water quirks and kooky culture shock of revolving personalities co-existing in a quaint scenic hamlet may seem grudgingly familiar. Well »
- Frank Ochieng
Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 75 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new comedy “The Grand Seduction” starring Taylor Kitsch and Brendan Gleeson!
“The Grand Seduction,” which is rated “PG-13” and opens in Chicago on June 13, 2014, also stars Liane Balaban, Gordon Pinsent, Anna Hopkins, Rhonda Rodgers, Carly Boone, Mark Critch, Steve O’Connell and Matt Watts from director Don McKellar and writers Michael Dowse and Ken Scott.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Director: Ken Scott
Running Time: 102 minutes
Extras: Bloopers, Deleted Scene: You’re Under Arrest
I can usually give or take Vince Vaughn, he has the ability to be a fantastic actor, see Swingers, then again he can be really disappointing. Unfortunately he is the latter in this new comedy from Ken Scott.
Delivery Man is based on a French-Canadian comedy from 2011 named Starbuck and Vaughn plays meat delivery driver David Wozniak. He is forever down on his luck and up to his eyeballs in debt when he finds out that he is the father of 533 children through a series of sperm donations he had made twenty years prior. When he finds out that 142 of them want to meet him, he brings in his rubbish laywer friend, played by Chris Pratt, to help keep his anonymity. Of course curiosity gets the better of »
- Lucinda Holt
Directed by Ken Scott, Delivery Man follows the life of delivery driver David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn), who has a life no one would envy but it gets a whole lot worse when he discovers he’s the father to 533 children through sperm donations he made 20 years earlier. Now, with 142 of them bringing a lawsuit demanding to know the identity of their biological father, David embarks on a hilarious journey to discover not only his true self, but the father he could become.
- Dan Bullock
In Don McKellar’s charming character-driven comedy, The Grand Seduction, a small Newfoundland fishing village facing hard times pulls out all the stops to find a town doctor needed to land a lucrative factory contract that would mean jobs for everyone. Long-time resident Murray French (Brendan Gleeson) comes up with a scheme to seduce a big city doctor (Taylor Kitsch) into staying after he arrives for his one month trial residence. Opening May 30th, the film is directed from a screenplay by Mike Dowse and Ken Scott and features a terrific cast that includes Gordon Pinsent, Mark Critch and Mary Walsh. In an exclusive interview, McKellar talked about the appeal of the script, what the cast brought to the film, the challenge of finding the right tone, how D.P. Doug Koch and Production Designer Guy Lalande drew on the amazing landscape to create the distinct look of the film, »
- Sheila Roberts
Title: The Grand Seduction Entertainment One Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade: A- Director: Don McKellar Screenplay: Ken Scott, Michael Dowse Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, Liane Balaban, Gordon Pinsent, Anna Hopkins, Rhonda Rodgers Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 4/29/14 Opens: May 30, 2014 Except for a few idealistic souls, doctors locate where the money is. There are so many of these white-coated professionals on the Upper East Side of Manhattan that you wonder why you’re about the only person you know who never draped a stethoscope prominently about your neck. Ok, maybe a number of physicians locate in simple, middle-income suburbs rather than Beverly Hills [ Read More ]
The post The Grand Seduction Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Harvey Karten
In a cross-pond comedy pact, France’s Quad Films (“The Intouchables”) and Canada’s Caramel (“Starbuck”) are teaming to produce an English-language remake of Dany Boon-starrer “The Volcano” (Eyjafjallajokull).
At $27 million, the big-budget comedy “The Volcano” cast Boon (“Welcome to the Sticks”) and Valerie Bonneton as a long-divorced couple who embark on the same flight to attend their daughter’s wedding in Greece. When the plane is grounded because of the eruption of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull, the pair is forced to embark on a long trip across Europe to make it to the wedding on time.
- Elsa Keslassy
Indiewire has an exclusive first look at the poster for the upcoming indie "The Grand Seduction," which stars Taylor Kitsch and Brendan Gleeson. Directed by Don McKellar and written by Michael Dowse and Ken Scott, "The Grand Seduction's" tagline states: "A lie this big only works if everyone pitches in." Sounds like trouble. Synopsis: 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. Distributed by Entertainment One Films, "The Grand Seduction" will be released May 30th. »
- Emerson Gordon
Over the course of a 25 year career, actor Brendan Gleeson has made a name for himself with a number of strong supporting and leading turns in movies such as The General, Gangs of New York, Kingdom of Heaven, the Harry Potter series, and In Bruges. Many fans of the performer were interested to see what he would do next, which raised the profile of his next project. Titled The Grand Seduction, the film is directed by Don McKellar, who works from a script by Michael Dowse and Ken Scott. Gleeson stars alongside Taylor Kitsch, Liane Balaban, Gordon Pinsent, and Mark Critch. The first trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.
- Deepayan Sengupta
After making the festival run last year, the charming comedy The Grand Seduction is coming to United States theaters this spring. The film is actually a remake of Seducing Doctor Lewis, an Italian film from 2004. However, it also feels like a European take on Doc Hollywood from back in 1991. The story follows a small fishing village that’s in desperate need of a doctor to not only treat the many, sometimes amusingly, afflicted residents, but also to fulfill a business contract that will keep the local factory up and running. So when a hot shot doctor (Taylor Kitsch) comes to town, the mayor (Brendan Gleeson) does all he can to impress him, sometimes with charmingly hilarious results. This looks like a real crowd-pleaser. Watch now! Here's the new theatrical trailer for Don McKellar's The Grand Seduction from eOne: The Grand Seduction is directed by Canadian actor-filmmaker Don McKellar (of Childstar, »
- Ethan Anderton
Delivery Man is an American remake from Disney Studios of a French language film from the same director, Ken Scott. It tells the improbable (but true) tale of affable underachiever David Wozniak (played by Vince Vaughn), whose mundane life is turned upside down when he finds out that he fathered 533 children through sperm donations he made twenty years earlier. In debt to the mob, rejected by his pregnant girlfriend, things couldn’t look worse for David when he is hit with a lawsuit from 142 of the 533 twenty-somethings who want to know the identity of the mysterious donor.
When Melissa Howland reviewed Delivery Man here at We Are Movie Geeks, she wrote: “Delivery Man offers audiences a lot of laughs, and a lot of heart…..this is Vince Vaughn’s best role yet” (read all of Melissa’s review Here).
Since I had just seen the French version, I skipped Delivery Man when it played theatrically. »
- Tom Stockman
20th Century Fox isn't going to let the other studios to take up all the future release dates for their franchise projects as they decided to announce release dates for several upcoming movies in one fell swoop. First we have Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four, which was already set for a June 19, 2015 release, but they've also gone ahead and dated The Fantastic Four 2 coming to theaters on July 14, 2017. The franchise will feature Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell in the lead heroic roles. Next is the as-yet Untitled Wolverine Sequel, which has now been announced for a March 3, 2017 release and is expected to bring James Mangold back to the director's chair and while there is speculation as to whether Hugh Jackman will return, I think we all expect him to. Wolverine 2 will therefore follow this year's release of X-Men: Days of Future Past (5/23) and 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse, »
- Brad Brevet
20th Century Fox has shaken up its future release schedule, announcing release dates for a number of major tentpoles over the next four years, mostly big-budget comic book adaptations
Many of these have yet to be written, let alone given the green light, so to say this is presumptuous is a bit of an understatement.
As already announced, Fox will release Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" on May 23rd this year, Josh Trank's "Fantastic Four" reboot on June 19th 2015, and Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Apocalypse" on May 27th 2016.
Outside of Marvel properties, the »
- Garth Franklin
eOne is planning a summer theatrical release after negotiating rights with Jeff Sackman on behalf of the producers. eOne holds UK and Canadian rights. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
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