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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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Don McKellar
2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Percy Hynes White ... Young Murray (as Percy Hynes-White)
Sean Panting Sean Panting ... Ernest French
Crystal Dawn Parsons Crystal Dawn Parsons ... Alice French
Brendan Gleeson ... Murray French
Cathy Jones Cathy Jones ... Barbara French
Liane Balaban ... Kathleen
Mark Critch ... Henry Tilley
Gordon Pinsent ... Simon
Lawrence Barry ... Mayor Tom Fitzpatrick
Megan Jones Megan Jones ... Sheryl Fitzpatrick
Kelsi Prince Kelsi Prince ... Lizzie Fitzpatrick
Taylor Kitsch ... Dr. Paul Lewis
Janelle Hickey Janelle Hickey ... Stewardess #1
Natalia Henelly Natalia Henelly ... Stewardess #2 (as Natalia Hennelly)
John Sheehan John Sheehan ... Custom Officer
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Storyline

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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Welcome to Tickle Head, a quaint little village where the townspeople will stop at nothing to make you feel at home.

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 2014 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Den store forførelse See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,433, 25 May 2014

Gross USA:

$3,430,018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,292,517
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Dolby Digital

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Color | Black and White (surveillance footage)
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Trivia

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

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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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References Entertainment Tonight (1981) See more »

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Polly Moore
Written by Emilia Bartellas, Matthew Byrne, Aaron Collis, Rich Klass, Tom Power
Performed by The Dardanelles
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The writing and comedy is what keeps you watching and laughing the whole way through. It's very entertaining watching the lengths the towns people go to to impress the doctor.
4 October 2014 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"We have one month to convince our good doctor to sign long term." The town of Tickle Cove is starting to collapse economically. The residents are living on welfare checks and watching everyone they love move into the big city. When they have a chance to secure a contract for a factory for the town they need to do whatever they can. The first thing they need is a doctor. Dr. Lewis (Kitsch) comes to the harbor for a month and local local mayor Murray French (Gleeson) enlists the help of the town to do anything that will make him stay. I have liked pretty much anything that Brendan Gleeson has done. This one is no exception. One of the biggest pet peeves I have about movies is when they're too predictable. Almost from the beginning you are able to tell what will happen and how the movie will end. This is one of the few exceptions where that doesn't hurt the enjoyment of the movie. The writing and comedy is what keeps you watching and laughing the whole way through. It's very entertaining watching the lengths the towns people go to to impress the doctor. The stuff with cricket is my favorite. This is a movie that may not be for everyone but I liked it and I recommend it. Overall, a movie that is very predictable but for once that doesn't hurt the movie. I recommend this but again it's not really for everyone. I give it a B+.


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