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One Week (2008)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama | 6 March 2009 (Canada)
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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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Father O'Neill
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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)

Opening Weekend:

CAD 204,375 (Canada), 8 March 2009
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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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As Ben travels west, and before he reaches Banff, AB, he is shown riding through a narrow canyon that is in Radium, BC, some 134 kilometers west of Banff. 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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Weighty Ghost
Written by Paul Murphy, Loel Campbell, Tim D'Eon, Jud Haynes
Courtesy of Labworks/EMI
Performed by Wintersleep
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No Saskatchewan???
29 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

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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