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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The motorcycle Ben travels with is a 1973 Norton 850 Commando. See more »
When the motorcycle refuses to start, the headlight is on. In the next shot where the cycle is shown, the light is off. 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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I totally loved this movie. The only thing that bugged me was that all of the "Saskatchewan" scenes were not actually filmed in Saskatchewan, so that was a bummer.I love Joshua Jackson and love the fact that he is Canadian. I thought it was a beautifully done movie that made me very proud to be Canadian.
I was expecting it to be intense and to a certain degree it was, but it was also funny, heart warming and inspiring.
I highly recommend this film to any Canadian who wants to see more of our beautiful country on film. And for anyone else in the world who wants to see how amazing and vast out country is.
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