I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…
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.
Didn't think this was one that I would see again, not that I have that much against it, I like the actors and its director 1/3rd of the time. Really but it just seems like the big budget equivalent of a midday movie and it still takes a lot of suspension of disbelief given all we know about American billionaire business men that one would take a poor person around the world with them. Anyway this was playing on a bus I was on.
É fato que funciona basicamente como um livro de autoajuda, porém ao ser bem claro desde seus minutos iniciais sobre sua proposta, me parece injusto cobrar algo a mais do que o entregue, destacando-se, portanto, como uma produção sincera e que a cada cena comprova ter sido realizada com enorme carinho pelos experientes Reiner, Freeman e Nicholson, fato que me impede de não reconhecer os méritos do longa.
I liked Nicholson and Freeman in it and it hit me pretty hard emotionally in the end but getting there felt a bit underwhelming.
Inarguably this movie has faults, the biggest of which being the simplistic outline of the two characters. However, past that, the script is for the most part fresh, even insightful at times. It does not mean that there are no cliches and sometimes the movies does chase after the cheap feel-good moments, but for the most part it feels quite honest and is very touching.
Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson are the same age? Yep. I had to check when I saw this "grumpy old men" redux, cause I thought it was a stretch pairing Freeman (who's looked about 50 for the past 30 years) and Smiling Jack (who's aged so bloatedly his sunglasses and nymphets routine isn't cute anymore). Freeman looks sensational for his age, and Jack - well - his ride through life's been worth the physical punishment I hope. They are both 71. Anyway, this tale of old age can't hold a candle to Reiner's tale of youth, at the other end of the spectrum - Stand By Me. Or to many of his other classics for that matter. Despite a century…
"Forty-five years goes by pretty fast."- Carter Chambers
Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in a movie together? Hell yes. That's all I needed to know about this film to be interested in it and it didn't disappoint. Both Nicholson and Freeman are great in their given roles and their chemistry together is incredible. The story was really good and well executed. The film has a strong emotional core to it and I found it to be quite powerful at times. It has some nice themes in there as well. Overall I enjoyed The Bucket List quite a bit. If for nothing else, it offers a chance to see two Hollywood legends together in the same film. 7.5/10
I appreciated the dramatic moments in this movie much more than the zany antics, and Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman are just two legendary actors. Even so, the melodrama eventually wore thin on me as this movie's a good 10-15 minutes too long.
I was a bit unhappy until I watched this movie. Now I am happy as hell! True feel good!
Morgan y Jack. Jack y Morgan. Genio y genio.
I am convinced the poor guy's sanity hangs by a thread at times. Kermode is pretty much the reason I…
All movies available on Netflix Germany. Documentaries and movies for children are included. May be incomplete.