A funny and fresh English-language adaptation of the 2003 Quebecois comedy La grande séduction, this film tells the tale of a small fishing village in Newfoundland that must secure a new doctor in order to keep the community alive.
When city doctor Paul Lewis (Kitsch) arrives for a court-ordered trial residence, the townsfolk rally to charm and hoodwink him into staying. Under the guidance of an unemployed fisherman (Gleeson), they go to hilarious lengths to fabricate all the amenities of the big city and make it seem as though their sleepy town has everything Dr. Lewis could possibly want. Will the good doc fall for their tricks, or will he see through them to the truth about small town life?
Michael Dowse, Ken Scott
Roger Frappier, Barbara Doran
Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, Liane Balaban, Gordon Pinsent
English, Dubbed in French
The Grand Seduction is filmed and set in Newfoundland. Don McKellar is from Ontario.