One Week
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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… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Subsumed in Canada's vast landscape, Ben finds ephemeral distraction and occasional edification, but not much in the way of great epiphanies."
‑ Greg Quill, Toronto Star
"Despite its morbid plot underpinnings, One Week is less depressing than the average Canadian movie. Maybe it's because you can never feel more alive than when you see this country in all its glory."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
"Kinda aimless, pleasant and bland."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Another dispiriting example of a director using sickness and physical deterioration in rationalising dishonest and narcissistic behaviour."
‑ Patrick Z. McGavin, Screen International
"A philosophical road move with a serious hard-on for all things Canada, the feature is a patchy but satisfying ride to self-actualization."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"...a moving and tremendously involving piece of work."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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