One Week
One Week (2001)

In this independent drama, Varson (Kenny Young) is a week away from marrying his long-time girlfriend Kiya (Saadiqa Muhammed), and things ought to be going well for him. But that's hardly the case; Varson is having serious trouble… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 19, 2001
DVD Release Date: January 21, 2003
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Although, at times, the sluggish action of One Week seems to creep by in real time, the film is kept believable by honest, low-key performances and a script that sounds like the way real people talk.

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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post

A rather crude affair that feels like a student film.

Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

It seems a satire more than a serious exploration, each purported plot twist telegraphed with a hilarious leaden clumsiness.

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

Deserves to be given time for the word to get out on just how good it is.

A.O. Scott
New York Times

Holds together in spite of its flaws.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide

Mixing comedy and romance with such a grave subject is a dicey proposition, but Seaton gets the balance just right.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

The film's important message is delivered without excessive sentimentality or being overly preachy.

Loren King
Chicago Tribune

Hits its target and does it the old-fashioned way, not with didacticism but with a solid story and, for the most part, well-crafted, authentic characters that deepen over the course of the film, giving genuine emotional power to the film's resolutions.

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