One Week

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"What Would You Do?"
  • NR
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 7.0  (12,018)

One Week is a Canadian drama film that was released in 2008. Directed by Michael McGowan, the film tells the story of a young man named Ben Tyler (played by Joshua Jackson) who is diagnosed with cancer and decides to take a solo motorcycle journey across Canada, from Toronto to Tofino, British Columbia. The movie begins with Ben Tyler's diagnosis, and he is told by his doctor that he has a terminal illness. Feeling overwhelmed, Tyler confides in his fiancée, Samantha Pierce (played by Liane Balaban), who subsequently breaks up with him due to her own worries and fears.

Determined not to let the cancer define him, Tyler decides to embark on a motorcycle journey across Canada. Tyler's journey begins in Toronto, where he quits his job as a teacher, and sets out on his motorcycle towards the west coast of Canada.

Throughout the movie, Tyler meets various people on his journey, including a Native Canadian man named Sam (played by Peter Spence), a retired American surgeon (played by Campbell Scott) and a woman named Maggie (played by Gabrielle Rose), who he meets in a small town.

The film primarily revolves around Tyler's journey, and the people and places he encounters along the way. The movie highlights Canada's natural beauty as Tyler passes through locations such as the Prairies, the Rockies and Banff National Park. Tyler's journey doesn't just serve as a visual spectacle of Canada's beauty but also as a metaphor for his personal spiritual journey.

As Tyler's journey progresses, the audience sees his inner turmoil and transformation. His journey ultimately becomes a way for him to come to terms with his own mortality, and to understand the importance of living life to its fullest potential.

One Week is not only a story about cancer but also about life in general. It depicts the struggles of life that we face regardless of where we are coming from or where we are going. It highlights the importance of coming out of our comfort zones and taking risks in life.

The film's cinematography is stunning, and the score by Michiel Schrey creates an incredibly poignant atmosphere. The excellent acting by the cast effortlessly communicates the struggles of the characters and ensures that the film is immersive and emotionally engaging.

Overall, One Week is an inspiring movie that traverses through the complexities of life and death, facing adversity, and learning to live with purpose. It is a powerful reminder to live life to the fullest and not take a single moment for granted.

One Week is a 2008 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0.

One Week
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    1 hr 34 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (12,018)