The Grand Seduction

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"The small town of Tickle Cove needed a doctor. What they got was a miracle."
  • PG-13
  • 2014
  • 1 hr 55 min
  • 7.0  (19,122)
  • 57

The Grand Seduction, released in 2013, is a heartwarming comedy-drama directed by Don McKellar, exploring the lives of the inhabitants of a small town in Newfoundland. The film is a remake of the 2003 French-Canadian film, La Grande Seduction. The movie stars the talented ensemble cast of Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson, and Liane Balaban, among others.

Set in the picturesque Newfoundland town of Tickle Head, the film follows the town's residents, who are struggling to make ends meet. With the only source of income being unemployment benefits and government aid, the town is on the verge of becoming a ghost town. However, their fortunes change when a petrochemical company becomes interested in setting up a factory in the area, offering well-paying jobs to the locals. The company is looking for a suitable location, and Tickle Head is one of the contenders.

The film's protagonist is Murray French (Brendan Gleeson), the town's mayor, who sees the factory as the only solution to Tickle Head's financial crisis. However, there is a catch. The company's representative, Dr. Paul Lewis (Taylor Kitsch), is skeptical about the town's potential and needs to be convinced that Tickle Head is the perfect location for the factory.

The town's residents, led by Murray, embark on a mission to win over Dr. Lewis and get him to choose Tickle Head. They learn that Dr. Lewis is a cricket enthusiast, and they use this knowledge to their advantage. They transform the town into a cricket-loving community overnight, even though no one in Tickle Head knows how to play cricket. They create fake cricket pitches, watch instructional videos, and even dress up in cricket gear to impress Dr. Lewis, hoping it would convince him to choose Tickle Head as the factory's location.

The townspeople's antics are charming and hilarious, as they go to great lengths to convince the young doctor that Tickle Head is the perfect location for the factory. They create an elaborate plan to pretend that their town has a resident doctor and employ Liane Balaban's character, Dr. Lewis's assistant, to masquerade as a local doctor.

As the town transforms and the residents work towards a common goal, Dr. Lewis starts to warm up to Tickle Head, its people, and its way of life. As he spends more time in the town, he discovers a beautiful and genuine community that is trying its hardest to better itself. Along the way, he also develops a close relationship with Murray French, who has his own reasons for wanting the factory to come to Tickle Head.

The Grand Seduction is a beautiful film about a community coming together in the face of adversity. The film showcases the beautiful Newfoundland landscape and culture while highlighting the issues faced by small towns in Canada. The superb ensemble acting brings the characters to life, making them relatable and loveable. The character development is impressive, with each character having a well-defined arc in the film.

Overall, The Grand Seduction is a charming and entertaining film that perfectly balances comedy and drama. It is a feel-good movie that leaves you with a sense of warmth and happiness. The film explores the themes of community, the importance of connection, and the difficulties of holding onto traditions in a modern world. It is a must-watch for those who love a good heart-warming story.

The Grand Seduction is a 2014 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 55 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0 and a MetaScore of 57.

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    7.0  (19,122)
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