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The Grand Seduction (2013)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 30 May 2014 (Canada)
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To survive, a dying Newfoundland fishing village must convince a young doctor to take up residence by any means necessary.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Young Murray (as Percy Hynes-White)
Sean Panting ...
Ernest French
Crystal Dawn Parsons ...
Alice French
Cathy Jones ...
Barbara French
Henry Tilley
Lawrence Barry ...
Mayor Tom Fitzpatrick
Megan Jones ...
Sheryl Fitzpatrick
Kelsi Prince ...
Lizzie Fitzpatrick
Janelle Hickey ...
Stewardess #1
Natalia Henelly ...
Stewardess #2 (as Natalia Hennelly)
John Sheehan ...
Custom Officer


The small harbor of Tickle Cove is in dire need of a doctor so that the town can land a contract to secure a factory which will save the town from financial ruin. Village resident Murray French (Gleeson) leads the search, and when he finds Dr. Paul Lewis (Kitsch) he employs - along with the whole town - tactics to seduce the doctor to stay permanently. Written by JP Smith

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material and drug references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 May 2014 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Die große Verführung  »

Box Office


$12,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$323,743 (USA) (30 May 2014)


$3,408,966 (USA) (5 September 2014)

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Of the three leads, Gordon Pinsent is the only one who actually hails from Newfoundland. Mark Critch is also from Newfoundland. See more »


[first lines]
Murray French: When I was a boy, Tickle Head was a proud fishing harbor. Back then, people from Tickle Head were strong, dignified, brave. Their days were filled with purpose. By no means was this life for the faint of heart, for the weak or the lazy, but as I look back now, I can truly say life was a thing of beauty.
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Best movie of the year so far
30 June 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This film is brilliant. If you're tired of the same old fare that the American Comedy giants make then see a movie that doesn't resort to shock value or follow the one-up trend. See a movie with heart and substance that has a point and makes you feel good about the world. In "The Grand Seduction", The jokes range from brilliantly subtle to absurdly silly and are designed to poke fun at everyday life in a small coastal town.

It really is a shame that this film wasn't given more of a chance in theatres, and it's shocking that people can find something bad to say about it. I, however found this film refreshing and I hope more Canadian style comedies are made, even if they need to be stolen from the French Canadians!

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