In the new comedy The Grand Seduction, a small fishing village must secure a lucrative business contract to escape a financial slump. Their odds are slim as a town doctor is needed to land the contract and they've been searching for years. After the mayor skips town, resident Murray French (Brendan Gleeson) takes it upon himself to find his village a doctor. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis (Taylor Kitsch) lands in their lap, the townsfolk rally together to seduce him into staying beyond his one month trial. The ever-creative Murray deploys varying ranges of subterfuge. He taps Paul's phone, fabricates a love interest, and forces the entire village to learn how to play cricket, Paul's favorite sport. As the month grows, so too does Paul's fondness for the village, clueless that everything he loves is an elaborate scheme. With the decision for the contract looming, Murray's grand seduction faces collapse from both guilt and revelation, potentially crushing both the dreams of the small village and the hope of a young doctor. Directed by Don McKellar. Official Web Site

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Don McKellar


Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch

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