Sunday, March 08, 2009
spot the Canadian
Okay, is it just me or are Joshua Jackson and Ewan McGregor looking practically IDENTICAL these days? Seriously, you put them both in a paper bag, shake it up and draw one out and I'll bet you couldn't tell me which one it was.
Maybe it's the motorcycle thing.
Speaking of which, I find myself really wanting to see One Week, the movie in which Joshua Jackson (not Ewan McGregor) rides a vintage motorcycle across Canada. The trailer strikes me as being so quintessentially Canadian; I mean he rolls up the rim, fer Christ's sake! I have never seen that captured in film before, yet every Canadian ever born knows exactly what you mean when you say that.
And don't we all stop to get our picture taken beside the giant Moose at Moose Jaw, the giant nickel at Sudbury, the giant goose at Wawa, Husky the giant muskie at Kenora, the giant Ukrainian easter egg at Vegreville, or the giant perogy with the fork in it at Glendon? Of course we do. And yet we hardly ever see these icons depicted in film either. (Although humourist WIll Ferguson has done a credible job of cataloguing these marvels)
Besides, Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip (talk about your quintessential Canadian), Joel Plaskett (the nicest guy in rock), and Emm Gryner all make appearances in the film.
I wonder, though, if this sort of film only appeals to the hosers among us or if One Week is the sort of film that my non-Canadian friends would be keen to watch as well?
I also wonder how many giant highway statues you have seen on your travels?