November 18, 2009

One Week: Ode To Canada

By admin

What would you do if you only had one week to live?

This is the question hurled at the main character (Ben Tyler played by Joshua Jackson) in the movie “One Week” and the plot proceeds from there.

It may seem like a depressing theme, but it’s a magical (yes, magical) piece of Canadiana.

In fact, there are two lead roles being played out with Ben Tyler as a mere second:

  1. The Canadian landscape, including all of our ‘biggest’ of pretty much everything on the planet.
  2. Canada’s fantastic array of musical talent.

The only thing that’s really sad about the movie is the loss of personality for all of Canada as we seem to be all to eager to embrace crappy and caustic imported material from the US (including certain Republican Conservative platforms).

When you have a few moments, watch this movie.  My wife and I watched it last night and we were both spellbound.