In the small harbor village of Tickle Head, Newfoundland, the plight of a proud dwindling fishing community, who have long ago lost their traditional way of life, are now living a miserable and unsatisfying existence on welfare.
An English Canadian remake of a French Canadian film called Seducing Dr. Lewis (2003); The Grand Seduction does a surprisingly deft job of telling a moving and heartfelt tale of hope and optimism with a combination of humor and poignant reflection.
Coming from a proud tradition of sea farers, the small community is slowly dying and the few remaining residents are determined to do what is necessary to keep their way of life.
The breathtaking windswept rocky sea side locations of Newfoundland’s harbors and inlets make for an authentic experience where one can imagine the hardships that many of these small communities have endured. There is a sense of loss and hopelessness in the older generation as friends and family have moved away to other places in search of jobs.