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Being Canadian (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy | 18 September 2015 (USA)
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What does it actually mean to be Canadian? This humorous documentary, featuring interviews with a who's-who of famous media related Canadians, hopes to find the answer.

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Robert Cohen

Writer:

Robert Cohen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Cohen ... Himself
Kathy Griffin ... Herself
Conan O'Brien ... Himself
Dan Aykroyd ... Himself
Howie Mandel ... Himself
Geddy Lee ... Himself
Neil Peart ... Himself
Alex Lifeson ... Himself
Eugene Levy ... Himself
Will Arnett ... Himself
Caroline Rhea ... Herself
Morley Safer ... Himself
Seth Rogen ... Himself
Cobie Smulders ... Herself
Ann Luu Ann Luu ... Herself
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Storyline

BEING CANADIAN chronicles the real-life quest of Robert Cohen, a proud Canadian, who left his hometown of Calgary and moved to the U.S. to start a career as a TV comedy writer. He started noticing how people outside Canada knew very little about his beloved homeland. After decades of ignorance, insults, and indifference, he decides to do something about it. Rob sets off on an epic personal quest, driving across Canada from East to West, to confirm the country he identifies with is still as he remembers or changed. Interwoven with this journey are interviews with a variety of famous media personalities along with Canadian commoners he meets along the way. His deadline? Midnight on Canada Day, in Vancouver. Common topics dealt are Canadian culture of kindness, Inferiority complex and passive aggressive behavior, Roots of Canadian humor, Canadian circus, Partition of Quebec, Canada's national game, food, contributions...etc. Imagine 'Sherman's March', but wearing a toque and along the ...

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An epic quest of apologetic proportions.


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Not Rated
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Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

18 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The History of Canadian Humour See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada

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Production Co:

GRAiNEY Pictures See more »
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Color | Black and White (archive footage)
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Trivia

This movie was filmed entirely in Canada. See more »

Goofs

When the crew enters Ottawa, it is apparently 6 days before July 1st. They are seen skating on the canal and tubing down a snow covered hill. There is no way that the canal would be frozen and a hill would be covered in snow this time of year. This shows that the visit to Ottawa must have been during the winter and not during this so called road trip that the film makers make us believe they are on. See more »

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Conan O'Brien: It's this giant piece of white chocolate that sits on top of America.
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Disappointing
7 February 2016 | by matsgarySee all my reviews

I began this movie with high hopes. I mean, with all of those comedians, how could it miss, right? Although it was sometimes moderately funny in a very predictable manner, it really fell short of tapping into what it truly means to be Canadian and what makes Canada so special. I would say that if you are looking for a movie chock full of antiquated stereotypes told from people who do not live in Canada or have not lived in Canada for years, this is the movie for you. Put another way, if the year was 1982, this movie would be perfect. Aside from a few token minorities, this movie is as white as it gets and totally NOT what being Canadian is all about. Where was the depiction of our awesome multicultural, diverse nation? So disappointing.


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