I know I will fail but it's okay.
1. A movie from your country.
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.
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The film misses all of the important aspects you'd want from something with this sort of subject matter. It has a fairly lazy screenplay and doesn't make you think about life the way it should. Having said that, Rob Reiner has a lifetime pass because of Stand by Me.
Gah. Just trying to finish up seeing all of Jack's films. This one... not the best. Typical Rob Reiner, facile stuff. But what can ya do? It's Jack!
The Bucket List (7.4) 2007 Country: USA
Great chemistry between Nicholson and Freeman, but I guess they ran out of CGI budget by hiring them 🙈
i am a sad human being i want my happiness back
Such a nice movie with a big big learning. I bursted into tears when Jack Nicholson said "I hope that it doesn't sound selfish of me but... the last months of his life were the best months of mine. He saved my life... And he knew it before I did".
Predictable but charming. Nicholson in his usual cynical, self-indulged, grouchy man role. Freeman the gentle soul. "Edward, I've had baths that were deeper than you".
I know I will fail but it's okay.