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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:
Percy Hynes White ...
Young Murray (as Percy Hynes-White)
Sean Panting ...
Ernest French
Crystal Dawn Parsons ...
Alice French
Cathy Jones ...
Barbara French
Henry Tilley
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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Released ten years since director Don McKellar's previous film, Childstar (2004). 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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Solid comedy if not all that great
30 September 2014 | by (San Antonio) – See all my reviews

The Grand Seduction is one of those movies that mainly exist to make the audience feel good. It's a movie that entices the thought of a simple life and humble beginnings and it is generally just harmless. It also features a great actor like Brendan Gleeson and underrated actor Taylor Kitsch. At the end of the day, it is a movie that has some funny jokes and it is entirely watchable, but it never really stands out.

Good: I liked the actors involved. Gleeson always delivers and its nice to see him tackle on more comedic roles. His obsession in order to get this doctor to stay leads to some funny scenarios. Kitsch is also solid as the doctor as he thankfully is not playing a jerk. The scenery is also breath taking.

Bad: The movie is just very predictable. From the start of the film, the movie hits all the beats a comedy/rom com has to achieve and never surprises you which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it made the whole movie settle on average. Also, the whole story involving this doctor settling in this town has to rely on some suspension of logic since the town don't hide this seduction plan all that well and Kitsch has to play dumb through most of it.

Overall, it's an enjoyable movie. It's funny in parts and it moves at a good pace and features solid performances. It's just not that special. More of a rental on a Saturday.

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