The Bucket List [DVD] 
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In The Bucket List, a corporate billionaire (Jack Nicholson) and a working class mechanic (Morgan Freeman) find their lives thrown together when they end up sharing a hospital room. Both at a crossroads in their lives they come to realise that they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ever wanted, as well as an unrealised need to come to terms with who they are. So before they, as the expression has it, "kick the bucket", the two men will support each other in realising their dreams.
"You measure yourself by the people who measure themselves by you," says the quietly wise Carter Chambers, played with gravitas and grace by a Morgan Freeman. In Rob Reiner's moving, often hilarious film The Bucket List, all sorts of people measure themselves against the two heroes, Chambers and his hospital suitemate, Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson). But as Cole finds, having spent his entire life building a Fortune 500 company, none of that much matters when cancer, the great equalizer, pays a visit.
The film traces the adventures of the two unlikely friends, who meet in a hospital cancer ward, each given six months to live. The "bucket list" of the title refers to a lifelong list of goals that a teacher of Chambers once advised him to compile--and achieve--"before you kick the bucket." Soon the two are off on what may be the last grand adventure of their life, vowing to tick off as many goals (skydiving, race-car driving, seeing the wonders of the world) as they can in the time they have left. What starts as a medical melodrama becomes a road trip, yet the men's mortality realities are never far from thought. The two leads give impressive performances, and remind the viewer of just how few American films focus on the lives and loves of senior citizens. Nicholson even manages to lose his persona in his character, much as he did in About Schmidt. There's a lovely John Mayer tune, "Say (What You Need to Say)," that's perfectly matched to the film's clear-eyed view of life: What does one person leave behind as his true legacy? --A.T. HurleySee all Product Description
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Here, the play two men, both suffering from cancer, sharing a room at a hospital (in a rather contrived set up). After some preamble to fleetingly show that they are actually not well, they create a bucket list - a list of things they want to do before kicking the bucket, and since one of them is rich, set out to work their way through the items, learning about themselves and each other as they go.
It works because the leads are strong, particularly Freeman. Nicholson overplays, but then the writing does call for it. It does stumble however in the script department from time to time... For example, Freeman talking to Nicholson - "You once said you're not everyone. Well, that's true-you're certainly not everyone, but everyone is everyone." It's not exactly Shakespeare. The concept of terminally ill men skydiving, climbing mountains and traveling the world somewhat while barely catching their breath also stretches credibility. Morgan Freeman does his trademark stately voice over, which only serves to remind you of The Shawshank Redemption, and the comparison is not favourable. And while the male bonding is fun to watch and some of the one-liners funny, the warmth of affection Freeman narrates for the Nicholson character never seems quite justified by anything his character does.
Those quibbles aside, it's fun, warm and fuzzy round the edges, has some decent performances, and is short enough not to outlast its welcome. Not a classic, but thumbs up nonetheless.
It has you laughing out loud through most of the film, the beginning is a bit depressing mainly cos they are finding out they are going to die but that doesn't stop any of the humour it just leaves you feeling odd because you are laughing out loud at two men dying and it doesn't feel right.
This is one film I will definitely be ordering, Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson were fantastic.
(PS. I'm off the make my own bucket list.)
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When this film first came out at my local cinema, I had intended to go and see it then, but didn't quite get round to it. So I was pleased to note that it was one of the films on offer on the plane at the start of my recent holiday to New York.
Although billed as a comedy, I found that The Bucket List [DVD]  was more entertaining than hilarious. That may be, in part, because the underlying premise of the story (two ageing men being told that they have terminal cancer and only a matter of months to live) is in itself intrinsically sad. Nevertheless, it is heart warming to watch the relationship between the two main characters, Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman) and Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson), develop from being complete strangers to being the very best of friends. And the obvious loyalty and devotion of Cole's PA, Tommy/Thomas - "Actually it's Matthew, but he finds it too biblical" (Sean Hayes) is also very touching. Especially when you realise at the very end of the film that it's him climbing the mountain at the very start of the film.
Now, in this respect, I'm a typical bloke. I don't cry during a film. Ever. OK, I can appreciate the sensitivity of some moving scenes, and my eyes may have started to well up at a poignant ending to others. But when Edward Cole presented his eulogy at Carter Chambers' funeral, my eyes didn't just well up. I didn't just shed a tear. I sobbed!Read more ›
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Morgan Freeman, always watchable, Jack Nicholson as entertaining as ever and Beverly Todd real quality. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Keiran McAllister
As a clinician who more often gives patients bad news, you really don't need my amateur film critic skills to lessen your enjoyment of this moving film..... Read morePublished 2 months ago by A. harvey