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.
I watched this movie just because it was on tv and it was such a good surprise! I am so happy that I watched it! I loved it
Thanks to Freeman and Nicholson this is a very enjoyable movie. The story starts pretty good, but ends up in slapstick-like humour and predictable tear jerking...
What makes this movie good is the fact that it's simple. You have two incredible actors enjoying what little time they have left and along the way talking about everything and nothing, what more could you ask for. There is no suspensful story or over the top action to distract you from these great performances.
And let's be honest, how many of you after watching this film had an urge to quit your job, sell most of your things and travel the world with no regrets?
While being a fairly predictable drama, the acting is wonderful, making the movie very emotional.
A great coming of age story, but with older men. The bond they form is unbreakable. This sad, lovely, and sometimes heartfelt film inspired me. This is what I look for in movies. It sometimes doesn't matter about all the visual effects, outstanding cinematography or even who's in it (although Morgan Freeman you just can't beat) but this film is a simple story, and that's all that's really needed. Nothing over the top. I would definitely watch this again when I need some motivation or inspiration in my life.
I don't know why I bother doing my make-up before I watch this.
Okay, uh, this seems like Rob Reiner's most offbeat romantic comedy yet. Hey, I was just assuming the premise based on Reiner's usual romps about unexpected and deep companionship, but this is him breaking a streak of rom-com turkeys to make a long overdue comeback to dramas about friendship. This is the closest we're going to get to seeing what the kids from "Stand By Me" are up to these days, and considering that this is old people and Morgan Freeman we're working with, it's more like "Lean on Me". Actually, these coots are doing anything but leaning or standing, going on crazy and over-the-top adventures that hardly anyone would have the time or energy to do if he or…
Can someone pay for my bucket list too?
Ever want to watch two icons of cinema espouse pseudo-deep dialogue while standing against a green screen? If so, then Rob Reiner has the film for you! WITNESS Nicholson and Freeman's faces pasted on stunt men who skydive. BE AMAZED at the glory of the Egyptian pyramids as CGI-ed behind the lead actors. BE SHOCKED by the car racing scene that causes Nicholson's voice to roar like a hoary impersonation of himself.
Now if I'm being fully honest, the movie did tug (obviously, but successfully) at some heart strings. When Nicholson's character discusses the dilemma of how to dispose of his own body, his every word is something I've thought. I can't say I ever felt for these two old…
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