One Week

Everyone’s probably already heard about the big blockbuster movie coming out on friday, but I came across the trailer for another movie coming out this weekend that I think deserves a little attention.

One Week is a Canadian film starring Joshua Jackson, and directed & written by Michael McGowan.

When a young man is confronted with his mortality, he takes a cross-country road trip on a vintage motorcycle. One Week tells the story of Ben Tyler (Joshua Jackson), in his mid-twenties, who flees from the confines of his life—an impending marriage, a job he’s not entirely happy with and a recent diagnosis—in order to attempt to live more fully. What starts off as an ill-defined venture soon morphs into a quest for the West Coast.

… here’s the trailer:

Seems like a feel good movie. I’ve been in obsession with Mr. Jackson for many years, and having Gord Downie from the Tragically Hip for a cameo only makes it sweeter. I can’t recall many Canadian movies that I like, or have even seen. I think Porky’s had the record for highest grossing Canadian film for years before Cube overtook it. So here’s hoping this one turns out ok.