The Grand Seduction

Director: Don McKellar Year: 2013 Run Time: 113min
The Grand Seduction (2013)

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?


Don McKellar


Michael Dowse, Ken Scott


Barbara Doran, Roger Frappier


Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson, Gordon Pinsent, Liane Balaban


Comedy, Drama


English, Dubbed in French

Closed Captioning:

Dubbed in French, EN CC, FR CC


The Grand Seduction is filmed and set in Newfoundland. Don McKellar is from Ontario.

Ratings by Province:

PG Alberta
PG British Columbia
PG Manitoba
PG New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
PG Nova Scotia
PG Northwest Territories
PG Nunavut
PG Ontario
PG Prince Edward Island
G Québec
PG Saskatchewan
NR Yukon