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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.


Robert Cohen


Robert Cohen
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Credited cast:
Cobie Smulders ... Herself
Nathan Fillion ... Himself
Mike Myers ... Himself
Ben Stiller ... Himself
Seth Rogen ... Himself
Michael J. Fox ... Himself
Dan Aykroyd ... Himself
Kim Cattrall ... Herself
Will Arnett ... Himself
Catherine O'Hara ... Herself
William Shatner ... Himself
Jason Priestley ... Himself
Martin Short ... Himself
Eugene Levy ... Himself
Howie Mandel ... Himself


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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18 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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The History of Canadian Humour See more »

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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Conan O'Brien: It's this giant piece of white chocolate that sits on top of America.
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Stereotype everything, skip over half the provinces, and don't even mention the Territories.
29 November 2016 | by alienrobotboySee all my reviews

Stereotype everything, skip over half the provinces, and don't even mention the Territories.

Being Canadian was pretty terrible. The humour was lowbrow and all he ended up doing was glorifying every typical Canadian stereotype instead of dispelling them.

Why bother mentioning that you're making a cross Canada trip when all you show is Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, & BC. You very briefly mention Saskatchewan and Manitoba and completely skip PEI, Newfoundland, and the Territories.

As a Canadian, this movie about Canadians was embarrassing.

Not well made or presented at all.

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