Seducing Doctor Lewis

Seducing Doctor Lewis

DVD - 2005 | French
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St. Marie-La-Mauderne is a tiny fishing village. For eight years the locals have stood in line for weekly welfare checks, remembering the good old days when the catch was good. A small company wants to build a factory on the island, but only if a full-time doctor lives in St. Marie. The situation seems hopeless until a young doctor in Montreal has an unfortunate incident with a traffic cop and finds himself on a boat to the faraway village. In order to convince Dr. Lewis to stay, the town resorts to just a bit of seductive subterfuge.
Publisher: New York, NY : Wellspring Media, [2005]
ISBN: 9780794205416
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Apr 21, 2015

Very good show with a good deal of subtle and not so subtle humour. Seemed very plausible especially in Canada.

Oct 24, 2014


this story was remade in 2013 by Don McKellar as The Grand Seduction, and moved from Quebec to Newfoundland.

Jul 03, 2014

This movie is very sweet and fun, but I was surprised by some of the suggestive humour for a G-rated title.

Jun 17, 2014

It was humorous. I enjoyed the French Canadian setting. I was almost put off by the fishing and soccer cover as I find fishing and soccer dull. Not to worry. The fishing scene is brief, and the soccer connection is hilarious especially for people who aren't fans.

Jun 11, 2014

The French title is misspelled... I wasn't able to find it using the original title. It should be "La grande seduction"

Mar 09, 2013

Wonderfully humorous movie.

Nov 10, 2010

This is a wonderful film! I loved the charactors and the way that the community works together. It put a smile on my face.

Apr 05, 2009

A hilarious movie about a very small fished- out Quebecois fishing town and its inhabitants.
when a major plastic company proposes to put in a factory not far from saint marie la mauderne, the small town's unemployed population feels all their financial problems solved. until they are told that the factory cannot do this without the town having a doctor, but the mayor of the town thinks he knows just the right guy.

bharding Mar 12, 2009

A good movie in a very simple and fun sort of way -- the plot isn't terribly original and the film is relatively predictable as it goes along. Still, what it does it does well: it never attempts to be the big, complex movie that it isn't -- which isn't the case for a lot of similar films. Well-crafted, well-written.

Watch it for the scenery alone -- filmed in a quaint fishing village in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence (Harrington Harbour, Quebec) -- or for a glimpse of small-town Atlantic Canada, however embellished it may be.


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Jul 03, 2014

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