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One Week

Directed by Michael McGowan (Mongrel)



When English teacher/frustrated novelist Ben (Joshua Jackson) learns he's suffering from stage-four cancer, he does what any self-respecting movie flake would: he buys a motorcycle, casts off his boring life and sets out for adventure---looking to "embrace randomness" and "searching for moments." On his road trip, he has the quintessential Canadian experience---or at least the kind you'd expect him to have in an unimaginative movie like One Week, full of Tim Hortons cups, indie music, the northern lights and magical aboriginal drum-beating. Ben learns important lessons about his life, and death; Campbell Scott provides omniscient, pretentious narration, so we can, too!

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