One Week

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  • G
  • 1920
  • 23 min
  • 8.1  (9,077)

One Week is a silent comedy film released in 1920 and starring the famous comedian Buster Keaton, alongside Sybil Seely and Joe Roberts. The movie tells the story of a newlywed couple, Keaton and Seely, who receive a build-it-yourself house kit as a wedding gift. Excited about their new home, the couple sets out to construct the house in one week, but things quickly spiral out of control.

The film starts with Keaton's character, known as The Groom, arriving at Seely's character, The Bride's, house to drop off a wedding invitation. The Bride's father extends a gift to the couple, and to their surprise, it's a house kit that they must construct themselves. Seely is thrilled about the idea of building their home, but Keaton is a bit reluctant. However, in an attempt to impress his bride, he agrees to start constructing the house right away.

Keaton and Seely quickly realize that the house kit is filled with problems. The couple faces several challenges and mishaps throughout the film, such as a failed attempt at cutting wood and Keaton accidentally building the walls upside down. The couple struggles to complete the construction of the home in one week, as promised.

During the construction process, Keaton and Seely's love life hits a rough patch, and they have a big falling out. Keaton leaves their half-built home to take some time to himself. While Keaton is gone, a group of vandals destroy their home in a comical scene. When Keaton returns, the couple is forced to start over from scratch.

However, the couple does not give up, and they work quickly to complete construction before the one-week timeline expires. In a last-minute attempt to finish the house, Keaton enlists the help of his friends. Despite their best efforts, the couple finds themselves struggling to put on the roof of the house, and it seems to be beyond repair.

The climax of the film involves the tryingly humorous attempt of the couple to put the roof of the house. Keaton goes on a wild ride on top of the roof, which only adds to the comical nature of the movie. In the end, Keaton and friends' antics result in the house being completed just in time for the one-week timeline.

One Week is a classic comedy film that showcases Keaton's comedic talent, physical humor, and slapstick style. The movie has a runtime of just over 20 minutes, which is typical of films from this era. Director Edward F. Cline and Keaton, who also wrote the screenplay, masterfully handled the moving and camera techniques to create a hilarious and charming movie.

The movie features a few impressive scenes, such as the sequence where Keaton rides on top of the roof, the falling-out scene between The Groom and The Bride, and the home's destruction by vandals. The film's soundtrack accompanies the movie's comedic tone, further enhancing the experience.

Overall, One Week is a must-watch for those who enjoy classic comedies and silent films. Keaton and Seely's brilliant acting coupled with the film's writing and directing make it a classic that deserves to be preserved for generations to come.

One Week is a 1920 comedy with a runtime of 23 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.1.

One Week
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One Week is available to watch free on Plex, Tubi TV and Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download on demand at FlixFling. Some platforms allow you to rent One Week for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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    23 min
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (9,077)