Friday, March 6, 2009

RATE IT! One Week

Most movie goers are probably in rapture today over the long-anticipated release of the 'Watchmen' movie. Me, I *really* want to partake in 'One Week', a Canadian indie flick that also graces theatres in Canada today.

Starring Joshua Jackson, star of 'Dawson's Creek' & 'Fringe', 'One Week' centres on Ben, a young adult diagnosed with cancer and no hope of survival. Ben abandons his old life, his girlfriend & family and sets off on a cross-Canada motorcycle trip to clear his mind, accept his fate, and live his final days as fully as he can muster.

The movie has been described as a love-letter to the country, to wonderful music -- and thus it seems fitting that Jackson has been cast as the lead. A Canadian boy done good in Tinseltown but still free of many Hollywood entrapments to return home to tell such a moving yet tragic story... a story of a true 'hero', a young man facing his mortality bravely and with passion.

'One Week' certainly won't have the glitzy budget, star-power or box office success that 'Watchmen' will have, but it will offer more heart, drama and meaning than 'Watchmen' could ever dream of. I know which movie I'd rather see. 

8 comments:

Myrna Hynes said...

I love Joshua Jackson and this movie looks GREAT! No chance of me seeing it here in the boondocks so I have to wait for DVD. Thanks for sharing - I'd never even heard of this movie before now!

LS said...

It looks really good. Sadly I'm not sure I'll get to see it. And the song on the trailer is really good. What is it?

Lose That Girl said...

I'm not sure, LS. I'll try to find out. I'm hoping to catch this movie next week.

LS said...

Thanks LTG :)

Anonymous said...

One Week is a hit in its own right. The film made 378,000 in only 60 theatres.

Lose That Girl said...

GO SEE THIS MOVIE!
I went this afternoon and it's one of the best that I've seen. Will write more soon in a separate post.

Lose That Girl said...

LS....
the song you're asking about is called 'Weighty Ghost' by Wintersleep. It's available on iTunes in Canada ... not sure about the UK.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see it!

TFO

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