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The Grand Seduction (2013)

Released 2013 Rating 12A
Director Don McKellar Writer/s Ken Scott, Michael Dowes
Starring Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitch
Source of story A French Canadian film from 2004 “La Grande Seduction”
Elevator Pitch The inhabitants of a Newfoundland island whose waters have been fished out, may have the opportunity of work, if they can pursued a company to build a factory, but they require medical services. So they conspire to keep a doctor who is temporarily assigned to them, using a variety of ruses.
Content A whole load of folksy activities, including playing cricket when they don’t know how, tricking the doctor into thinking that he is a successful fisherman and believing that the attractive postmistress has fallen in love with him. There is little to interest, or offend, although there is a lot of moaning at the end as if sex is taking place.
A View Apparently there was so much laughter at the Toronto International Film Festival that some of the dialogue could not be heard. If only – the rest of us might have thought. I have been to St John’s, Newfoundland, so it was good to see a few shots of the harbour, but that was not enough to prevent me from being bored.

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Author of this site three technical books and two novels


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