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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.

Director:

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.

Genres:

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:

Die große Verführung See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$323,743, 30 May 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,408,966, 5 September 2014
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (surveillance footage)
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Trivia

As with his previous films Cold Mountain (2003) and Michael Collins (1996), this film shows actor Brendan Gleeson genuine fiddle playing skills. See more »

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[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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Connections

Remake of La grande séduction (2003) 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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A Wonderfully Whimsical Essay on the Human Spirit
4 October 2014 | by sakelley-2See all my reviews

The Grand Seduction is a small tale beautifully written in the margins of the big book of life. It's character-driven and presents us with a vibrant acclamation for humanity with all the flaws that make us who we are. Kudos to my Canadian cousins...

For those here that have poo-pooed this film because of perceived flaws in the story line, I say balderdash! One of the prerequisites of watching a work of fiction is your suspension of reality. One shouldn't dissect a film looking for gaffs or other reasons to criticize, especially with one such as this with so much warmth and love for the human condition.

Although it has been said here before, I must say It's refreshing to see a low budget, independent film with quality and impact. Not one violent scene. Not one special effect. Not one swear word.


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