The trailer makes it seem quirkier than it really is. It is actually the story of a young man who discovers he has Stage 4 cancer (this is not a spoiler, it’s the first scene in the movie!) and takes off on a spontaneous road trip to “live a life” before he becomes a patient and fights imminent death. It’s quite a love letter to Josh’s homeland of Canada – lots of magnificent scenery and gorgeous vistas. It made me want to visit Canada, and not just because you may meet a guy who looks like Pacey in a National Forest and get to have sex with him (although, they may want to add that to their travel literature 😉 )
It also has some lovely little Dawson’s Creek homages that fans will giggle at, as well as a Mighty Ducks one, and seeing as Josh was an exec producer I’m sure getting to shoot a scene with the Stanley Cup was probably up there on his Bucket List!
Oh and did I mention he’s super fucking HOT in it?!?! You know I love me some Pacey Coat Porn and he sure delivers in his sexy black biker jacket for the whole movie. And shirtlessness. Did I say shirtless? I meant to say Shirtless Sit-Ups. And on top of all that – he gives an incredible performance – you can tell it was a labor of love for him and as always, he played a character you just wanted to cuddle up to while he made you giggle.
I will warn you though, you’ll likely spend most of the movie like I did whimpering “don’t die Pacey! don’t die!!”