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
Of the three leads, Gordon Pinsent is the only one who actually hails from Newfoundland. Mark Critch is also from Newfoundland. See more »
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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The Grand Seduction is a charming movie that exceeded my expectations. It brought attention to the plight of those living in the wreckage of the broken fishing industry without becoming a depressing enviro-movie.
This character-driven film, lead by the brilliant Brendon Gleason, had class, and heart, and humour that left me doubled over in laughter. Gordon Pinsent absolutely steals the show with his dead-pan deliveries and Taylor Kitsch brings a touch of 'Hollywood smoothness' to his role of a city-slicker doctor.
No special effects, green-screen gimmicks or explosions (all of which I love!) - and yet, more satisfying than any film I've seen this year.
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