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Seducing Doctor Lewis

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David Boutin, Raymond Bouchard

Seducing Doctor Lewis

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
110 minutes
Limited Release Date:
06/16/04
performer:
Raymond Bouchard, David Boutin
director:
Jean-Francois Pouliot
distributor:
Wellspring
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B+

In Jean-François Pouliot’s internationally charming, award-laden comedy Seducing Doctor Lewis, a guppy-size French Canadian fishing village in need of a resident doctor welcomes a smooth Montreal plastic surgeon offering a month’s medical services to expunge a minor drug charge — very ”Northern Exposure.” But while Dr. Christopher Lewis (David Boutin) plans a short stay, the citizenry, led by the town’s wily mayor (Raymond Bouchard), scheme to ensure longer-term commitment: They reinvent themselves as an irresistible, quaintly authentic Eden built on lies — very ”Waking Ned Devine.” There’s shrewd wit to Pouliot’s gentle, no-bull farce.