Chronicles the motorcycle trip of Ben Tyler as he rides from Toronto to Tofino, British Columbia. Ben stops at landmarks that are both iconic and idiosyncratic on his quest to find meaning in his life.
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Out of the blue, Ben learns he has stage IV cancer; survival, with treatment, is 10 percent. So this risk-averse, slow-to-act, quiet man buys a used motorcycle, says goodbye to Samantha, his baffled fiancée, and heads west from Toronto. He imagines it's a quest for Grumps, a mythical figure from his childhood; he takes digital photos of various "world's largest" roadside attractions; he chats with strangers, including two women; his bike slips on a dead skunk on the highway. Calls to Samantha meet with pleading that he return for treatment and anger that he won't. He doesn't want to be a patient yet. But, will he make discoveries, and what about Grumps? What's important? Written by
The Stanley Cup is adorned with small plaques of the players and staff of each championship team. The plaque Ben kisses is that of the 1966-67 Toronto Maple Leafs, which is referenced earlier in the film as a the beginning of a notorious championship dry spell for Maple Leaf hockey fans. See more »
When Ben is travelling British Columbia, he is seen in Vancouver, then driving through Hell's Gate Tunnel, then on a ferry boat to Vancouver Island. Hell's Gate is actually to the north of Vancouver, on Highway 1 North, and there are very few possibilities from there to get to the island. See more »
What would you do if you knew you only had one day, or one week, or one month to live?
I'm afraid it's not great news. We've picked up cancerous cells in your blood, your liver, and your lymph nodes. We need to get you into treatment right away.
How bad is it?
It's stage four.
How many stages are there?
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In my opinion, One Week is one of the best Canadian films to date. I enjoyed it even more than Men with Brooms (which is saying a lot).
I loved taking the journey with Ben. The narrator adds a bit more depth to the plot, as we find how Ben touches various lives along the way. The beautiful scenery (which as a Canadian I take for granted) is visually stunning.
Ben's story in itself is both sad and heart-warming. For those weary of a sad ending, don't be - You will leave the theatre happy and inspired.
I will gladly recommend this movie to all my fellow Canucks and anyone else in the world.
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