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Fun trailer for The Grand Seduction with Brendan Gleeson & Taylor Kitsch

Apr. 24, 2014by:

While you're being bombarded by the explosions, monsters, robots, and superheroes of the summer box office, there may come a point when you need a good palate cleanser. For me, the best films to fit that mold are light, airy, and fun indie dramas or comedies and it looks like THE GRAND SEDUCTION will fill that need graciously. Starring Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, and Liane Balaban, the story is a familiar one, especially if you've ever seen DOC HOLLYWOOD or FUNNY FARM, in which a small town attempts to lure in a prestigious individual by catering to their taste and creating an visage of an idyllic place to live.

Take a look:

Here's the synopsis:

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.

Sometimes this is just the kind of movie you need. It's not gritty, edgy, overly dramatic, overly funny, or even exceptionally memorable, but it can be a nice, easygoing slice of entertainment that doesn't require much of you, but doesn't insult you either. Or, maybe I'm just a sucker for these. It's possible. Gleeson is always great to have on board and while Kitsch had a rocky start, he seems to be gaining some steam with roles in flicks like this, LONE SURVIVOR, and the upcoming HBO drama THE NORMAL HEART.

THE GRAND SEDUCTION hits limited theaters on May 30, 2014.

Source: You Tube

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10:44AM on 04/25/2014

Remake

Hi Paul, here's a fun fact that is worth mentioning: This is an English Canadian remake of a 2003 French Canadian (Qubcois) film called "La grande sduction" or "Seducing Doctor Lewis" as it was translated at the time... Actually it seems identical almost shot for shot as I remember it. Also it was written by Ken Scott, the same man who wrote and directed Starbuck and its American remake Delivery Man (it was also remade in France as" Fonzy").
Hi Paul, here's a fun fact that is worth mentioning: This is an English Canadian remake of a 2003 French Canadian (Qubcois) film called "La grande sduction" or "Seducing Doctor Lewis" as it was translated at the time... Actually it seems identical almost shot for shot as I remember it. Also it was written by Ken Scott, the same man who wrote and directed Starbuck and its American remake Delivery Man (it was also remade in France as" Fonzy").
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11:02PM on 04/28/2014
Yea he isn't really good at the journalistic side
Yea he isn't really good at the journalistic side
4:37AM on 04/25/2014
Is this a movie about Newfies!?! I'm there!
Is this a movie about Newfies!?! I'm there!
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3:24PM on 04/24/2014
Thank you for posting a trailer that isn't related to a comic book or a dead franchise.
Thank you for posting a trailer that isn't related to a comic book or a dead franchise.
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3:37PM on 04/24/2014
Ha! They're hard to come by these days but they do still exist.

Ha! They're hard to come by these days but they do still exist.

4:55PM on 04/24/2014
Indeed. Always nice to come by.
Indeed. Always nice to come by.
10:46AM on 04/25/2014
Actually, it's a remake of a 2003 film. ;) See my comment above, cheers!
Actually, it's a remake of a 2003 film. ;) See my comment above, cheers!
2:07PM on 04/24/2014

Film Qubcois

it's a remake of La grande Sduction. A movie from the Quebec in Canada.
it's a remake of La grande Sduction. A movie from the Quebec in Canada.
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1:57PM on 04/24/2014
Having "Brendan Gleeson" and "seduction" in the same sentence brings to mind all sorts of nasty images.
Having "Brendan Gleeson" and "seduction" in the same sentence brings to mind all sorts of nasty images.
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1:50PM on 04/24/2014
Looks like a good uplifting film. I just hope for Kitsch's sake it does well. He's a good actor who's just had a couple of missed opportunities with some of his recent films. He made for a good Gambit and was good in John Carter, Savages, and Lone Survivor.
Looks like a good uplifting film. I just hope for Kitsch's sake it does well. He's a good actor who's just had a couple of missed opportunities with some of his recent films. He made for a good Gambit and was good in John Carter, Savages, and Lone Survivor.
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8:22AM on 04/25/2014
I agree with you. I think he has great on-screen presence that unfortunately was not appreciated in John Carter or Battleship because no one went to see them!
I agree with you. I think he has great on-screen presence that unfortunately was not appreciated in John Carter or Battleship because no one went to see them!
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