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One Week (I) (2008)

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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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CAD 2,000,000 (estimated)
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The hockey player Ben meets at the rink plays for the Anaheim Ducks, which was originally named after The Mighty Ducks (1992), one of Joshua Jackson's first movies. See more »

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When Ben takes a picture of the German couple, the woman is holding one kind of champagne. And on the paper picture shown afterwards, the champagne is of another label. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: What would you do if you knew you only had one day, or one week, or one month to live?
Doctor: 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.
Ben Tyler: How bad is it?
Doctor: It's stage four.
Ben Tyler: How many stages are there?
Doctor: Four.
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Imaginary Bars
Written by Tony Dekker (as T. Dekker) / Great Lake Swimmers
Published by Harbour Songs / (weewerk)
Courtesy Great Lake Swimmers / (weewerk)
Performed by Tony Dekker (as T. Dekker) / Great Lake Swimmers
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TIFF Premiere
9 September 2008 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I had the privilege of being in the audience for the premiere screening of One Week last night in Toronto. As with many Canadian films, the lack of an appreciative audience was evident by many empty seats in Roy Thompson Hall. However, for those of us who were in attendance, we were treated to an incredibly funny (in a tragic way typical of many Canadian films) and touching film. Joshua Jackson (notably absent from the premiere), showed a great range and presented a complex, well-developed character. The scenery was beautiful and there were many Canadian touches to the film - the audience in particular seemed to enjoy the references to Tim Horton's and Canadian Tire. However, the story has a universal theme and will hopefully go on to be enjoyed by a wider audience from around the world.


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Toronto, Canada. Anybody else hate when they do that? ArkhamsMostWanted
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