On the latest episode of Reel Shorts, Travis Hopson and I discuss the Canadian comedy, The Grand Seduction, based on a 2003 French-Canadian film, La Grande Séduction. This is the third adaptation of the story, following the American version, Doc Hollywood.
The film tells the story of a small fishing village that must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis lands in their lap for a trial residence, the townsfolk rally together to charm him into staying. As the doctor’s time in the village winds to a close, acting mayor Murray French has no choice but to pull out all the stops and begin The Grand Seduction.
The Grand Seduction is directed by Don McKellar and written by Ken Scott and Michael Dowse. The film stars Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson, Liane Balaban and Gordon Pinsent.
Check out our review below: