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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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Taglines:

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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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 »

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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References Entertainment Tonight (1981) See more »

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Ohh Belle
Written by Philip Bradford arr, Andrew Gilmore Barr
Performed by The Barr Brothers
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Best movie of the year so far
30 June 2014 | by timjhareSee all my reviews

This film is brilliant. If you're tired of the same old fare that the American Comedy giants make then see a movie that doesn't resort to shock value or follow the one-up trend. See a movie with heart and substance that has a point and makes you feel good about the world. In "The Grand Seduction", The jokes range from brilliantly subtle to absurdly silly and are designed to poke fun at everyday life in a small coastal town.

It really is a shame that this film wasn't given more of a chance in theatres, and it's shocking that people can find something bad to say about it. I, however found this film refreshing and I hope more Canadian style comedies are made, even if they need to be stolen from the French Canadians!


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