“One Week”

oneweekJoshua Jackson
Liane Balaban
Fiona Reid
Chuck Shamata
Gordon Downie
Marc Strange
Gabriel Hogan
Jane Spidell
Emm Gryner
Campbell Scott

PG13         94min         2009

“One Week (2008)”, chronicles the motorcycle trip of Ben Tyler as he rides from Toronto to Tofino, British Columbia. Ben stops at landmarks that are both iconic and idiosyncratic on his quest to find meaning in his life.

This is an amazing film with many universal theme, great acting cinematography. It premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. I saw it on the Internet. This film unlike so many other films finding release should be released in theaters.

“One Week (2008)” is about a man searching for the meaning so many things in his life after finding out he has stage four cancer. Like any great narrative it hits on those major theme that we all face everyday in our lives. Is this the path I would have chosen for my life. Is this the woman I’m suppose to marry. Is this all that life has in store for me. Should I give up.

Joshua Jackson does a great job of helping us connect with his character. The does a lot with the pained moments of silence. He had the complete ranges of emotion working all through “One Week”. Those emotion were highlighted by Campbell Scott’s narration.

The major part of this film was a cinematography nod to Canada and its beauty. Scene after scene where land marks indicative of Canada. “One Week”“One Week (2008)” takes the audience on the same site seeing trip as the character Ben Tyler (Jackson) does.

But what makes “One Week (2008)” come together is the voice of Campbell Scott and the wonder soundtrack to this film. His voice is the quantifying voice of Tyler’s personal GOD relaying information and insight not readily upfront. The soundtrack counter points Campbell Scott voice with music that draws out the emotion to connect with each situation on film. Helping you take the journey of emotions needed to enjoy this film. It’s becoming harder to find gems of this calibur.

I give “One Week (2008)” 5 out 5 Gs.


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