One Week: 8 out of 10.
Finally, a movie made for me. Ben Tyler was born in Toronto in the 1970s. We travel with him on the Gardiner Expressway, on the 400, on the 401, through Ontario and west to the Pacific Ocean.
Along the way, we hear amazing Canadian music, Joel Plaskett, Great Lake Swimmers, Stars, Sam Roberts, Wintersleep and Patrick Watson are among the artists featured in the film, and celebrate the beauty of this country. It's Michael McGowan's love letter to Canada and Canadiana, with shots of everything that strikes a chord, from the CN Tower, to a Tim Hortons coffee, to the Sudbury Nickel and Stanley Cup. We even hear the voice of Terry Fox. There are even great cameos from Gord Downie, Joel Plaskett (in a great scene as a busker) and Emm Gryner.
I adored this movie, a great story set in our country and drenched in wicked tunage. Do me a favour... go see One Week. If One Week does well, maybe we'll see more movies like this. Maybe we'll see more movies that speak directly to us.