Being Canadian

 (173)6.31 h 30 min2015NR
"BEING CANADIAN" chronicles the real-life quest of Robert Cohen, a proud Canadian, who sets off on a genuine and hilarious cross-Canada journey to prove, once and for all, that his beloved country is more than just lame stereotypes involving maple syrup and Mounties. Imagine "Sherman's March", but wearing a toque.
Robert Cohen
Seth RogenDan AykroydMike Myers
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Ben StillerHowie MandelWill ArnettCaroline RheaMichael J. FoxMartin ShortAlanis MorissetteAlan ThickeCatherine O'HaraEugene LevyWilliam ShatnerDave Foley
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AJKReviewed in the United States on September 21, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Oh how funny, entertaining and remarkable Canadians are
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Fun, quick-witted documentary based on the director's quest on what is means/the definition of to be a Canadian. TONS of Canadian celebrity interviews. For a rather short film it contains a lot of humor, reflective commentary and beautiful cinematography. This is about one mans journey (literally) across his homeland; looking for an answer to his own question of "What is a Canadian?". If you are looking for a film with information and an in-depth look at Canadian history; this is not the film for you. This film is a personal quest that we are lucky enough to be a part of.
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Amazon customerReviewed in the United States on October 16, 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars
Oh Canada
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A little drawn out in parts and skimpy on others. Think Quebec needed a little more attention as it represents a real diversity of character in a nation accepting of many cultures. British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba also could have done with a little more chat. The farmers of Saskatchewan plus its new electronic development center are interesting from the standpoint of a simple, quiet life keeping up with modern technology. The fact that Canadians are educated in both French and English language is another feature that I think makes us stand out when travelling. We are interested in people and things other than our land and ourselves.
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Joseph MartoranaReviewed in the United States on November 21, 2018
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Canada is cool.
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John Garand Designer M1 Garand Nationality: Canadian
Jean Cantius Garand, also known as John C. Garand, was a Canadian-born designer of firearms who created the M1 Garand, a semi-automatic rifle that was widely used by the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps during both World War II and the Korean War.
Garand, arguably and single handedly, salvaged civilization. Canada is responsible for the greatest gun on the planet. Thank you for saving Allied lives.

Born: Jan 01, 1888 · Saint-Rémi, Canada
Died: Feb 16, 1974 · Springfield, MA

Why would you ignore that GREAT historical fact? ooops. Sorry.
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SimcoDallasReviewed in the United States on July 31, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Absolutely hilarious, eh? You bet.
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Having been to Canada several times and never having had a bad time (except it's pretty expensive), this was the funniest and most accurate self deprecating treatment of the Canadian national angst imaginable. Best of all maybe was the end when the film maker finally made his point about what it really means to be Canadian. I'd sign up except I'm allergic to cold weather, having grown up in the Deep South (no, not Ft. Frances). If Trump wins, all bets are off!! PLEASE take me!!
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Channel 83Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2016
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Channel 83 is a confirmed Maplephile, someone who is nuts over all things Canadian.
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Channel 83 is a confirmed Maplephile, someone who is nuts over all things Canadian. The Channel 83 moniker is from a David Cronenberg movie, Canada's greatest director. So when I saw this doc, I was excited, but this exceeded my expectations. I think this is possibly the best portrait of trying to capture Canadian culture ever produced. Loved the commentary about the Beachcomers, described as Canada's Gunsmoke as it ran for decades. To a lot of us in the states, Canada is like the alternate universe in Fringe; kind of like ours but with blimps and other things that are just different enough. That and they don't leave their people and economy to be eaten alive by medical insurance companies like they do here.
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K8eesMommyReviewed in the United States on September 26, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
I Am Canadian!
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I have lived in the United States for just over 30 years now, which is almost twice as long as I lived in Canada, where I was born and raised. I am still Canadian. My daughter is 13, and although she only visited Canada once when she was three, she could relate to Being Canadian. We both say "Sorry" when we bump into furniture or other inanimate objects or when someone bumps into us! I believe that the sense of humor Canadians share make us most unique. Almost all the celebrities Cohen speaks with are comedians or comedic actors. This is a fantastic movie, and I think everyone who watches it will enjoy it!
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LeonaGrieveReviewed in the United States on January 31, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Oh, Canada! My home and native land.
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As I am an expat Canadian from British Columbia, I absolutely loved this movie. The writer/producer was spot-on with his interviews and depictions of what it's like to be a Canadian. Having said that, with little cultural reference, I don't think anyone other than a Canadian, or someone who has lived amongst us, will get some of the humour and references. The most hilarious thing to me was to see the producer's house in his hometown of Calgary. It's virtually a replica of my former mother-in-law's house 300 miles to the north in Edmonton, Alberta. And I have never used 'aye' in my life, but I remember very well when it started back in the 1970's.
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Busy geekyReviewed in the United States on April 20, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Fun quirky adventure
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I'm Sorry. :-)
Growing up in the land of the Maple Leaf, I actually found this movie to be a fun nostalgic trip of beautiful scenery and dry humor. There were many celebrity cameos of the ilk -I didn't know he/she were Canadian!
I wish there were more references to the Canadian culture of working together, tolerance, and peace. Not to mention the many scientific, medical, music, athletic, leadership contributions Canadians have put in. Even if it was a super fast list of wonderful made in Canada ideas or concepts. Of course we could put in the uglies... And include what we have learned from it... Well, the movie may get too heavy if we go there.
Anyways, Canada and Canadians are the coolest, chill, and Zen beings.
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