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One Week (2000)

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A soon-to-be groom learns that he may have contracted HIV. Waiting a full seven days for the test results turns out to be the most hectic week of his life.

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Kenny Young ...
Saadiqa Muhammad ...
Kiya Parker
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Tyco
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Tasha
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Ms. Watts
Gwen Carter ...
Big Ma
Cynthia Maddox ...
Mrs. Parker
Charles Moore ...
Mr. Parker
Malik Middleton ...
Hook
J.J. McCormick ...
Mr. Jones
James T. Alfred ...
Smitty
Francois Battiste ...
Krew Sports Manager (as P. Francois Battiste)
Rhonda Bedgood ...
Woman at Ressie's Door
Sharyn Grose ...
Receptionist
Don Adams ...
Deandre
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A soon-to-be groom learns that he may have contracted HIV. Waiting a full seven days for the test results turns out to be the most hectic week of his life.

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Rated R for strong language, some drug use, sexual content and brief violence
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$77,575 (USA) (19 October 2001)

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$237,166 (USA) (14 December 2001)
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A Splendidly Cautionary Tale
23 October 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One Week (2000), the independent feature film directed by Carl Seaton and written by Seaton and Kenny Young (II)(who also stars in the role of Varon Thomas) draws the viewer into the lives of an engaged couple. The working-to-middle class and genuinely ambitious Varon Thomas learns one week before his wedding to Kiya (played by Saadiqa Muhammed) that his name has appeared on a list of "previous partners" by a young woman who has tested positive for HIV.

This film takes the audience along on the rollercoaster ride of events and emotions that Varon and his friend Tyco (also on the "previous partner" list) go through in seven days when they both will receive their tests results. Varon struggles to tell his fiancee Kiya of the potentially life-threatening news as he struggles to keep his job and his sanity. Tyco (brilliantly portrayed by Eric Lane)is so fearful, he admits he doesn't want to know his HIV test results.

One Week essentially tells a tale of how easy it is for ordinary, basically decent, yet flawed individuals to be confronted with life-altering and life-threatening circumstances as a result of risky, yet all too common, past sexual behavior. The strength of this film is that it pulls off what no other film or public service announcement about STDs has managed to do thus far: convey a serious message about HIV and AIDS without preaching (thereby alienating its audience) and without reinforcing the stereotypical view that only Gay and intravenous drug users are at risk.

With a superb script and cast, this film is an entertaining, warm, and frequently hilarious story that manages to deliver a sobering and cautionary message without hitting its audience over the head or trivializing its serious subject. For this and many other reasons, One Week is a must-see film that offers a lesson in exemplary filmmaking while it delivers a valuable and timely message.


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