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The Bucket List
When he closed his eyes, his heart was opened
Corporate billionaire Edward and working class mechanic Carter have nothing in common except for their terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to escape and do all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die according to their "bucket list". In the process, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find the joy in life.
One thing became very evident with this film: Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman sure aren't no spring chickens anymore. Luckily though, these two legends have lost none of their masterful acting potency and are as great and gung-ho as ever.
Their two characters, which stand at the center of this story, are incredibly funny, charming and well-written roles and I had a really good time watching them together on screen.
This movie is much like one of those good ol' buddy comedies they made so frequently during the 90's, although with a lot more heart, soul and dignity. Because not only is it very enjoyable, but it also has a lot to teach about life and what makes it worth…
It's melodramatic and cheesy and cliched and preachy. And I mean it. But it's also funny and fun and very watchable and dare I say it, heart warming. Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman are great in the lead roles, playing two terminally ill men who decide to tick off every point on their wish list before they meet their end. Nicholson is very amusing and provides most of the laughs, he's very energetic as an arrogant billionaire who doesn't care for anyone except himself and his precious Kopi Luwak coffee. Freeman is the meeker one, the family guy who is pleased with little and looks at life differently. Basically Nicholson and Freeman play the roles they played for most of…
Death is frightening, once a diagnosis has fallen upon your shoulders, often times it crushes you and potentially reinvent you. That was the case for Rob Reiner’s two “developed” gentlemen, plagued with cancers, underwent therapy that only minimised the efforts of their illness, driven to fulfil the last remaining moments of their lives, a joint adventure that would both be fun and life-affirming. An outcome that unfortunately doesn’t translate as effectively to those from the outside looking in. A filmmaker, distant from the captivating results that he was able to harness early in his career.
The Bucket List may not reach for the excellence that was previously brought within Reiner’s prime, but such an expectation was already evident as pushed…
"I must admit I didn't think much of Andy first time I laid eyes on him" ohh wait wrong film..
The Bucket List has two of the most talented actors of all time in it and once again they've managed to captivate me!
This movie sure reminds me alot of The Shawshank Redemption mostly because of the amazing trademark Freeman monologues,
but also the great chemistry between two amazing actors.
Sure it isn't as good as the Shawshank Redemption but it's damn near close!
Two old fellows, dying in a hospital of cancer, decide to start living before they start dying, ticking items off their bucket list before the end comes. Sounds like an atrocious film idea, but when those old fellows are played by Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson, count me in. There chemistry is great and the inevitable ending genuinely made me tear up. Can't ask for me than that.
Rob Reiner's The Bucket List is predictably sentimental, but not nearly as sappy as many feared. Built entirely around the astonishingly previously unseen dual casting of Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, Justin Zackham's narrative follows two terminally ill cancer patients as they embark on a road trip with a wish list of things to do before they kick the bucket.
Not only is the prince and pauper dynamic of their characters' friendship remarkably authentic, but also supplies the necessary moments of pure comedy to pierce an otherwise sombre tale. While it isn't quite affecting enough to be the genuine tear jerked it strives to be, the astonishing performances from its veteran leads secure it as a film to see before you die.
Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die. - IMDb
I just can't unsee the horrible green screen scenes when they're doing something that Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman obviously wouldn't do.
Nickolson is crumpy and Freeman is the voice.... what they both do best.
"The Bucket List" ist ohne Zweifel einer der bedenklichsten Filme des Jahres 2007.
Am Anfang des Films bekommen wir durch einen Off-Kommentar von Carter Chambers mitgeteilt, welch großartiger Mensch der Millionär Edward Cole gewesen ist, angeblich hätte er in seinen letzten Monaten intensiver gelebt, als ein normaler Mensch in seinem ganzen Leben.
Im weiteren Verlauf des Films erfahren wir dann endlich was es mit diesem Edward Cole auf sich hat, er privatisiert staatliche Krankenhäuser und rationalisiert sie anschließend nach betriebswirtschaftlichen Gesichtspunkten, unter anderem schafft er die Einzelzimmer ab, um die Kapazität zu erhöhen. Er erkrankt an Krebs und muss sich nun selbst in einem seiner Krankenhäuser behandeln lassen. Auf diese Weise lernt er den Proletarier Carter Chambers kennen, mit dem…
This seems to be one of the most recommended movies to watch. Almost everyone I know who've seen this like it very much. Alas, I'm not one of them. I mean, I appreciate the watchable-ness (wut? :lol:). The movie has its funny and heartwarming moments but it's also very predictable and quite preachy. And yeah, I didn't cry. Maybe if I watched this years ago, it would have affected me more.
It's predictable and melodramatic but as far as predictable melodramatic films go, this is pretty solid. Two great performances
I can watch this two guy over and over again anytime, they have already had a real high spot in the (US) actors hall of fame.
Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman remain watchable, but their dynamic is all too predictable, with Nicholson playing the rich, irascible guy and Freeman playing the calmer, thoughtful one. It's pronounced to the point where the movie plainly states that Freeman's character is a man of faith while Nicholson's character is a man of none. They both have particular family-related issues you know will have to be addressed by movie's end. And the deepening of their friendship leads to the deflation of the central draw of the movie, the idea of a "bucket list," which starts off as wild things like skydiving and race car driving but then mostly ends up as globehopping, where the longer it goes, the more any viewer realizes that crossing these things off the list means nothing compared to what's really difficult: personal resolutions in those family relationships. It's quite by-the-numbers so it feels fairly flat, only meeting modest expectations for a more promising-sounding premise.
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The worst movies I have ever seen.
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