A much-needed boost, in the form of a new factory, is promised to the residents of the tiny fishing village St. Marie-La-Mauderne, provided they can lure a doctor to take up full-time residency on the island. Inspired, the villagers devise a scheme to make Dr. Christopher Lewis a local.
A modern day Irish gangland version of the ancient Irish legend of Diarmuid and Gráinne. Gráinne is daughter of a major crime boss and is promised to marry the great warrior Fionn to help ... See full summary »
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
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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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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