The Grand Seduction is an incredibly charming film. The film is light hearted fun and nothing more. It's got heart, a sense of humour and a delightful premise. Based on the foreign language film Seducing Doctor Lewis, which was released back in 2003, this film really knows how to make a good time. It's funny, but in a mature, yet slapstick kinda way. It doesn't require gross out gags or excessive swearing and sexual slurs to raise a belly laugh, although the scene with the whole town simultaneously having an orgasm would count as a wonderful exception. That's not to say that I don't find that sort of humour funny either, I do. Just look at me, I'm a freaking Kevin Smith fan, for goodness sake.
Despite it's charm, heart, humour and performances, the film never comes across as overly original, and I doubt the film it's remaking was either. It's a simple storyline with simple and familiar themes. It works, I'm not saying it doesn't, but it draws heavily from other films. It's not a major leap forward in the world of cinema, but for what it is, The Grand Seduction is a damn entertaining movie.