Seducing Dr. Lewis
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There is, however, a way out: a large company is going to build a factory there, and thus give meaning and life to the zombie-like male population. However, there is also a very difficult condition: the town must first hire a full-time physician.
And so, the town cooperates to seduce a doctor to making this blighted town (that is yet paradoxically beautiful in its imperfections) his desire.
So, this movie is a very interesting twist on the romantic comedy. On the first hand, it is a man who is the object of a seduction. Secondly, it is a village that is doing the seduction, and coping as its plans topple comically out-of-control.
The players in the seduction are wonderfully un-suave and salty, and their efforts are all the more earnest for it.
PS I should admit that title of this review is misleading in one small way: there is a very attractive actress in the film (Lucie Laurier, "Eve"). However, her character is refreshingly not involved in the seduction at all.
"Seducing Dr. Lewis", a French Canadian film, is a charming little film, much like "Waking Ned Devine" or "Local Hero". The film depicts the lives of the people in this small town, making them believable and eccentric.
"Seducing" doesn't break any new ground, what it does is provide a sweet, sometimes funny little slice of life. As we are introduced to the characters and the town, we learn what life in St. Marie-La-Mauderne was like in the good old days, when fishing was lucrative. This is a funny segment and easily sets the tone for the remainder of the film. In present day, the town has fallen on hard times. Many of the people stay because this is what their entire lives have been. When things become so bad, some people start to move or threaten to move. The offer of a new factory is made and the town works towards that.
The arrival of Dr.Read more ›
This movie takes place on an island once supported by its fishing industry, but now desperately in need of another means of maintaining its existence. The islanders must cope with this challenge, and to do so, they try to trick a big-city doctor into setting up a practice on the island.
There are many laugh-out-loud moments, especially the cricket game and when the villagers run from one building to another to try to convince the doctor that the population is larger than it really is.
A nice little "slice of life" film that is very entertaining.
« La Grande Séduction » est une grande comédie québécoise qu'on doit voir bientôt. La ville Sainte Marie La Moderne dans le nord du Québec était en ruines, avec tout le monde en sécurité sociale et en chômage. Mais le maire de la ville, Germain Lesage (Raymond Bouchard) a de l'espoir pour leur ville. Il veut qu'une fabrique vienne pour donner du travail et les negotions encore un fois. Mais pour cela d'arriver, on a besoin d'un docteur pour le peuple. Quand un jeune homme, le Docteur Lewis (David Boutin) écrit qu'il arrive pour voir la ville, les gens font une grande opération pour lui plaisir. Ils ont changée toute la ville pour être ce qu'il aime, et le docteur vraiment commence d'aimer la belle ville marinière. A la fin, le jeune docteur compte rendu de ce que tout est une mensonge- mais avec les meilleures intentions. Il décide de vivre dans la ville et travailler comme leur docteur. C'est vraiment une bonne fin.
Ce film est génial pour beaucoup de raisons, la première est le choix des acteurs. Ils démontrent physiquement les différences culturelles entre les régions du même pays. Le jeune docteur Smith est de la grande ville, Montréal, et il a beaucoup de savoir faire et il ne sait rien de la vie rurale. Il est beau et les choses matérielles sont importantes pour lui, au départ.Read more ›
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This was very original and entertaining. I enjoyed it immensely.Published 13 months ago by WesTexan
Great story, funny and well done. Filmed in French with English subtitles. This original version is better than the new English remake (The Great Seduction) released in 2014.Published 15 months ago by Marlene
Funny, touching, clever! Great acting, good story, a overall great movie to watch with the family. I highly recommend it !Published on September 18, 2013 by Colette Marie
The story was charming and the actors delightful. I like most foriegn films better because the cast are chosen for their abilities and not so much just because they are... Read morePublished on August 31, 2013 by anita rosenthal
I did not realize that the DVD was in French Canadian with subtitles. I initially had seen this " in English ".Published on December 25, 2012 by Al the Shank
If you liked "Waking Ned Divine", you'll almost certainly enjoy this movie, too. It's a story about a community of simple but happy people whose dignity and livelihoods are... Read morePublished on September 7, 2012 by DL
I had no idea what I was going to see except that is was a comedy and took place in a fishing village. Read morePublished on October 25, 2010 by Susan Valdina Krasnow
This 2003 film, Seducing Dr. Lewis, is a fun and quirky French film about a small Canadian village of about 120 people in St. Read morePublished on August 18, 2010 by Broncos Fan