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

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Trivia

Released ten years since director Don McKellar's previous film, Childstar (2004). See more »

Quotes

[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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Ohh Belle
Written by Philip Bradford Barr, Andrew Gilmore Barr
Performed by The Barr Brothers
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I liked it a LOT, great little gem.
14 November 2014 | by Nibbler007See all my reviews

Can't explain why I go for the little films that move me instead of reviewing the mainstream movies. Maybe it's a small-team, small-budget spirit, I don't know.

This particular one catched me from the very start right to the end. A very tiny little story, somehow spoiled by the tiranny of time. I had that strange feeling of watching it and never wanted it to end. This film could be splitted into a miniseries I think.

In fact, there are so many little stories about Tickle Head's people interacting you could watch this forever, involving yourselves at full. There's a story in every man, in every random people you just can't encompass in the nearly two hours of script that's shown in Grand Seduction. That's the power of film-making, so as Stephen King's tell- tales do. This, of course, has nothing to do with horror or prisons, but the spirit is the same. The every day random actions of sinful and faithful people and how they (or we) cope with them. A whole town gathered to get themselves happiness commanded by the great Brendan Gleeson in a superb and a suitable role.

I'm not in the position to write an acting review since this movie surpassed me completely. This story is a hell of a good story, full of British humor I know this is not for everybody, but merges well in the script. Overall, is the story that stands for itself. Actors are very good at their roles, but that script starting with that simple premise, (the little poor town trying to "catch" a doctor and a career opportunity at the same time, can give you a fantastic thrill even though this is not a thriller film.

Brightful, somehow dark, roughly told, hilarious at times, there are for certain some flaws and stories that could've developed better. But after all, it's a beautiful adventure.

I liked it very much. A lot. That's why I'm giving it an 8. I love movies that move me. That's why Im writing. Grand Seduction haunted me, I was so sad when the credits rolled, because it ended. That's what some people who are in this business should learn. To "catch" their audience, to generate sympathy.

Greetings from Argentina and sorry, of course, my English is a little rusty.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 2014 (Canada) 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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Color | Black and White (surveillance footage)
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