The Grand Seduction
- 113 min
- Directed by: Don McKellar
- Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, Liane Balaban
- UK release: 29 August 2014
Murray (Gleeson), an ex-fisherman, is dismayed that fishing quotas have demoralised his Newfoundland community, so he conceives a Zany Scheme to attract a petrochemical plant to the town. Charming small-town comedy in the Ealing tradition, with Gleeson in his element as the scheming hustler; odd, though, that the environmental consequences are completely uncommented upon.
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The Grand Seduction26 Aug 2014
Likeable, Ealing-esque comedy starring Brendan Gleeson and Taylor Kitsch
Canadian screenwriter Ken Scott is no stranger to the remake treatment: his French-Canadian comedy Starbuck was remade twice (as Vince Vaughn vehicle Delivery Man and French version Fonzy) and now his French-language comedy La Grande Séduction (also…
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