Agreeable but overlong, this French-Canadian comedy takes place in a remote Quebec fishing village (cue the accordion), whose colorful rustics need to recruit a resident physician so they can attract a factory that will resuscitate the economy. A plastic surgeon from Montreal ducks a drug charge by agreeing to spend a month treating the villagers, who embark on a campaign of elaborate hoaxes to convince him to stay. Veteran ad man Jean-Francois Pouliot makes his feature debut directing a complacently warmhearted script by sitcom writer Ken Scott; like the German hit Good Bye, Lenin!, another far-fetched tale of benign trickery, this seems to take its comedic cues from Gilligan’s Island creator Sherwood Schwartz. With Raymond Bouchard and David Boutin. In French with subtitles.
Seducing Doctor Lewis
NR • 1 hour 49 min • 2003