The Grand Seduction parents guide

The Grand Seduction

Wooing a doctor to set up practice in a small town can take a grand amount of seduction.

Overall B-

In order to get a factory to open in a small Eastern Canada coastal village, the town needs to have a resident doctor. In order to woo a doctor into staying permanently, Murray French (Brendan Gleeson) leads the rest of the locals in trying to seduce their chosen candidate, Dr. Paul Lewis (played by Taylor Kitsch).

Release date May 30, 2014

Violence B+
Sexual Content C+
Profanity C+
Substance Use D+

Why is The Grand Seduction rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Grand Seduction PG-13 for some suggestive material and drug references.

Run Time: 115 minutes

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The Grand Seduction
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Grand Seduction rated PG-13? The Grand Seduction is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some suggestive material and drug references.


Characters engage in lying and fraud. A character asks for a bribe. Scars and medical injuries are shown. A doctor stitches a wound. Characters argue. A man verbally belittles another. Characters secretly listen in on another’s telephone conversations, and sometimes gossip about the things they hear.

Sexual Content:

Two short scenes imply sexual relations between husbands and wives (sexual moans and sounds are heard). Numerous sexual discussions occur (with slang and anatomical terms). An unmarried couple talks about their sex life over the phone. A man is hit in the groin with a ball. A man’s bare chest and back are seen when he is showering—he is also shown wearing only a towel. A woman asks a doctor about birth control. Characters make sexual motions with their hands. A man zips up his pants when leaving an outhouse. Infidelity is discussed. A husband pinches his wife’s behind.


Scatological slang and profanities are infrequently uttered. Multiple terms of deity are used as expletives.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

Characters drink alcohol frequently, often to the point of inebriation. Women are shown smoking a couple of times. A character is found with cocaine in his possession. References are made to cocaine use.


A seasick man vomits.

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The Grand Seduction
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse and Sexual Language, Sexually Suggestive Scene.
Alberta PG Sexually Suggestive Scene.
Manitoba PG
Ontario PG Language May Offend, Tobacco Use.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "The Grand Seduction"

Cast and Crew

The Grand Seduction is directed by Don McKellar and stars Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, Liane Balaban.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Grand Seduction movie is January 7, 2014. Here are some details…

The Grand Seduction releases to home video on October 7, 2014.

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Taylor Kitsch also appears in the movies Friday Night Lights and John Carter. Brendan Gleeson plays Alastor ‘Mad-Eye’ Moody in Harry Potter Franchise. (Both actors are Canadian.) Another medical professional gets roped into working in an obscure part of the world in Dr. Lucille. The citizens of another small town band together in lie so they can collect lottery winnings in Waking Ned Devine.

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