Wednesday, October 12, 2016

'Being Canadian' DVD Review

For many years Canadian entertainers have been coming to Hollywood to practice their trade. Many Americans don't really know that some of their favorite entertainers are actually from Canada.

Writer/producer Rob Cohen hails from the great white north and has worked on TV shows  like "The Simpsons", "American Dad", and "The Bing Bang Theory". It was when he moved to L.A. that he finally understood that his new friends and colleagues knew nothing about his homeland but the stereotypes. Cohen finally came to the conclusion that it was time to show what it was to 'Being Canadian'. He traveled from coast to coast of his homeland to show that Canadians were much more than snow bound people who liked maple syrup.

Cohen decided that to do this he needed to talk to some of Canada's famous people. People such as Howie Mandel, Dan Aykroyd, Martin Short, William Shatner, Mike Myers, Michael J. Fox, and Jason Priestly. He thought of speaking to those in the music industry like Alanis Morissette and Rush. Cohen wanted to speak to the great Alex Trebek, the host of the game show Jeopardy. He wanted to ask questions such as "What does it mean to be Canadian?"  Cohen wanted to know from these stars "What is our national identity?" The answers were something that he didn't expect, but you'll have to watch to learn what famous Canadians think of themselves. 

This documentary turned out so well it has been nominated for Best Documentary Film by the Writers Guild of America. It is well deserved of the honor. 

Candy Factory Films brings this wonderful journey in search of what it means to truly
Being Canadian' to us on DVD on October 4th, 2016. The quality of the DVD is fantastic. The sights and sounds are excellent. This makes a wonderful addition to that personal library. You will be entertained as well as informed about the famous of the great white north. There is much more to Canada than hockey pucks and hunting moose. So pick this one up and laugh and learn about our neighbors to the north. Enjoy.