Joshua Jackson (Dawson's Creek, Fringe) gives a charming performance as Ben, an aimless young elementary schoolteacher who learns he has cancer a few weeks before his marriage to Samantha (Liane Balaban, Last Chance Harvey, Definitely, Maybe). He's told he has "maybe two years, maybe one week" to live and decides to pursue the cross-country adventure he has always dreamed of. The fortuitous intervention of a used motorcycle and a Tim Horton's coffee cup advising him "Go west, young man," inspires him to set off across Canada, from Toronto to British Columbia, in search of - well, Ben isn't sure.
One Week movie trailer - starring Eric Lane, Kenny Young, Saadiqa Muhammad, Saadiqa Muhammed. Directed by Carl Seaton. Theatrical Release Date: 5/11/2001
The trailer for One Week. 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.
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Responsibility is catching up with Varon Thomas (Kenny Young). As his roommate is finally moving out, Varon is poised to marry the girl of his dreams (Saadiqa Muhammad). With a promotion opportunity at his job, Varon's future has never looked brighter. Only one week before his wedding date, Varon is contacted and informed that an unidentified past lover has contracted the AIDS virus. Without telling friends or family, he undergoes an HIV test. Searching for this mysterious ex-lover, stress mounts and anxiety boils under the surface as Varon tries to go about his daily routine and prepare for his wedding night. Director Carl Seaton and lead actor Kenny Young collaborated on this script about responsibility and the difficulties of getting out of the ghetto. "One Week" was a success on the festival circuit winning numerous awards, including the Audience Choice Award at the Chicago Film Festival.
A young man who's just received news of his terminal illness leaves his perplexed fiancée behind, buys a Norton motorcycle and heads for the Pacific.
A young man (Joshua Jackson) decides to embrace life and embark on an epic cross-country road trip full of adventure and romance.
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