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Being Canadian (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy | 18 September 2015 (USA)
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What does it actually mean to be Canadian? This humorous documentary, featuring interviews with a who's-who of famous media related Canadians, hopes to find the answer.

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BEING CANADIAN chronicles the real-life quest of Robert Cohen, a proud Canadian, who left his hometown of Calgary and moved to the U.S. to start a career as a TV comedy writer. He started noticing how people outside Canada knew very little about his beloved homeland. After decades of ignorance, insults, and indifference, he decides to do something about it. Rob sets off on an epic personal quest, driving across Canada from East to West, to confirm the country he identifies with is still as he remembers or changed. Interwoven with this journey are interviews with a variety of famous media personalities along with Canadian commoners he meets along the way. His deadline? Midnight on Canada Day, in Vancouver. Common topics dealt are Canadian culture of kindness, Inferiority complex and passive aggressive behavior, Roots of Canadian humor, Canadian circus, Partition of Quebec, Canada's national game, food, contributions...etc. Imagine 'Sherman's March', but wearing a toque and along the ...

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An epic quest of apologetic proportions.


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Many of the same actors - Eugene Levy, Howie Mandel, William Shatner, Morley Safer, Martin Short, Rich Little, Alan Thicke - appear in a 1985 documentary called "The Canadian Conspiracy" about Canada taking over America using Canadian Culture. Mission accomplished. See more »

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when the crew enters Ottawa it is apparently 6 days before July 1st. They are seen skating on the canal and tubing down a snow covered hill. There is no way that the canal would be frozen and a hill would be covered in snow this time of year. This shows that the visit to Ottawa must have been during the winter and not during this so called road trip that the film makers make us believe they are on. See more »

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Conan O'Brien: It's this giant piece of white chocolate that sits on top of America.
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Strong 6.75

While watching this movie it was very apparent early on in the movie that the number of comedians coming from Canada was astounding. Truth be told that there are also a lot more famous Canadians that weren't even mentioned (I'm also a hockey fan, but I won't even go there) but then this movie would have been too long.

This movie has plenty of laughs to offer which is why I summarized it with the title "Strong 6.75". I found myself waiting for the next question and then the adventure Rob would go on to find his answers. The movie is creative, funny, ironic, informative and so much more, with a host of entertaining people.


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