Seducing Doctor Lewis (2002)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Errors, Ensemble Film  |   Release Date - May 20, 2003 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 108 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |  
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Canadian commercial filmmaker Jean-François Pouliot makes his feature-length debut with the comedy La Grande Séduction (Seducing Doctor Lewis), filmed on Harrington Harbour Island in Quebec. The small fishing village of St. Marie-La-Mauderne is on a steady economic decline. The town's prayers are answered when a company decides to build a factory on the island. The only catch is, they need to recruit a full-time doctor. Local villager Germain Lesage (Canadian TV star Raymond Bouchard) spearheads a campaign to persude Montreal-based doctor Christopher Lewis (David Boutin) to live in the town of St. Marie. With not much to offer him in actuality, the small-town folk resort to an elaborate scheme in order to keep him around. Seducing Doctor Lewis won an audience award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004.




fishing-village, con/scam, doctor