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Seducing Doctor Lewis (2003)
"La grande séduction" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  26 March 2004 (Italy)
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A much-needed boost, in the form of a new factory, is promised to the residents of the tiny fishing village St. Marie-La-Mauderne, provided they can lure a doctor to take up full-time residency on the island. Inspired, the villagers devise a scheme to make Dr. Christopher Lewis a local.

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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 himself on a boat to the faraway village. But how to convince handsome, young, urbane Dr. Lewis to stay in this dreary little spot on the map? As it turns out, the answer lies in just a bit of seductive subterfuge--along with a tapped phone, a hastily assembled cricket team, and something called Festival de Beef Stroganoff. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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$7,164 (USA) (18 June 2004)

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$489,338 (USA) (1 April 2005)
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Harrington Harbour, where the film was made, is actually an English-speaking village, settled originally by people from Newfoundland. See more »

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When the men come up to the top of the hill, the cricket pitch that Steve has laid out is horribly crooked, but when they begin to practice, it is perfectly straight. See more »

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A wonderful comedy
7 August 2003 | by (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

When was the last time that you went to see a comedy and actually laughed throughout the movie?

In this small traditional Quebec fishing port, dying in modern times, the townspeople must band together to "seduce" a doctor into signing a five-year contract. Their ability to do so will enable them to attract a factory to the town, providing jobs for everyone. The doctor they set their sights on is from The Big City, and of course all the townsfolk must collaborate to make their sad little town seem like paradise. The giant scheme leads to laugh after laugh. For fans of the show "Le Plateau" you will see all of your favorite characters.

Similar in theme (small town pulling the wool over outsiders eyes) as in the Irish flick "Waking Ned Devine".


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