One Week

One Week

Director: Michael McGowan Cast: Joshua Jackson, Liane Balaban, Campbell Scott


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Confronted by his own mortality after being diagnosed with virulent form of cancer, a disillusioned twenty-something rails against the many disappointments in his life by impulsively purchasing a motorcycle and heading out west, instead of taking his doctor's advice to begin immediate treatment. Ben Tyler (Joshua Jackson) has an unfulfilling job as a high school English teacher and a manuscript that's gathering dust after being rejected by every publisher in town. And while Ben is undeniably comfortable in his relationship with faithful fiancée Samantha (Liane Balaban), he can't help but feeling that there's something in their relationship that he has never truly confronted. Informed by his doctor that he is suffering from a highly malignant form of cancer and has only a 10% chance of survival if he begins treatment immediately, Ben rails against his fate by straddling a vintage motorcycle and embarking on a 4,000 kilometer journey from Toronto to Tofino, B.C., meeting a variety of people who help him understand what it truly means to be alive along the way. Later, while hiking in Banff, Ben becomes dangerously sick and desperately lost before an intense encounter with a woman named Tracey (Emm Gryner) convinces him once and for all that he isn't in love with Samantha. In the emotional aftermath of that encounter, Ben terminates his relationship with Tracey and makes a pledge to live a lifetime with each passing day. It isn't long before Ben's condition begins to deteriorate, however, and by the time he finally arrives at mile zero of the Trans-Canada highway, he's fresh out of road and seriously close to death.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/29/2011
UPC: 0030306956299
Original Release: 2008
Source: Ifc Independent Film
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 60,912

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joshua Jackson Ben Tyler
Liane Balaban Samantha Pierce
Campbell Scott Narrator
Fiona Reid Mary Tyler
Emm Gryner Tracey

Technical Credits
Michael McGowan Director,Producer,Screenwriter
John Buchan Casting
Malcolm Byard Production Designer
Michael Chechik Co-producer
Jody Colero Musical Direction/Supervision
Arthur E. Cooper Cinematographer
Nick de Pencier Producer
Roderick Deogrades Editor
Marco Difelice Musical Direction/Supervision
Avi Federgreen Co-producer
Richard Hanet Executive Producer
Joshua Jackson Executive Producer
Andrew Lockington Score Composer
Julie O'Brien Costumes/Costume Designer
Jane Tattersall Producer,Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- One Week
1. Opening Credits [4:45]
2. Finger In Nose [4:43]
3. I'll Take It [4:34]
4. Ben Insisted [5:42]
5. Win A Doughnut [4:56]
6. Do You Have Any Beliefs? [4:12]
7. Is That Your Norton? [5:10]
8. My Sister's Wedding Dress [6:59]
9. Not Now [6:20]
10. When I Come Out Here [4:30]
11. Inexplicably Happy [4:58]
12. Thank You Very Much [4:31]
13. Samantha's Jaw Clicked [3:59]
14. Where Were You? [6:00]
15. Shut Up [4:57]
16. Looks Great [5:46]
17. Grumps [4:22]
18. Was Your Trip Worth It? [3:30]
19. Ending Credits [4:04]

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One Week 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
LA1908 More than 1 year ago
i just finished watching this on the sundance was a great movie...highly recommend watching'll laugh and you'll cry...and you'll hope for the best.....