ONE WEEK (2008)
- Run Time: 94 min.
- Rating: 14A
- Director: Michael McGowan
- Writer(s): Michael McGowan
- Star(s): Joshua Jackson, Liane Balaban, Campbell Scott
Ben Tyler (Joshua Jackson) is a young guy with a comfortable life, a good job as an English teacher and a sensible fiancée, Samantha (Liane Balaban), when his doctor unexpectedly tells him he’s got cancer, and “maybe two years, maybe one week” to live. Ben’s only chance is to start treatment immediately, but he decides to buy a motorcycle and head out west instead.
A classic road trip movie featuring lots of Canadian icons (like Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip), One Week follows Ben’s journey from Toronto to Tofino. Along the way, Ben makes new friends, reevaluates his life, his job and his upcoming marriage. As his fiancée and family back home struggle to understand his decision, Ben rediscovers himself, reawakens his old passion for writing and ultimately learns to appreciate life.
About the Director
Toronto native McGowan made his film debut in 1998 with My Dog Vincent, which he wrote, directed and produced. Since then he has directed Saint Ralph, One Week and Score: A Hockey Musical, which opened the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. His latest film is Still.
Other films by Michael McGowan
Thursday, Mar 25, 2010
Camber kirk of zion hieghts jhs said:
touching movie, its great