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.
I was certainly considering giving this film three stars, but after re-evaluation and deliberating over but the film as an overall perspective, my resolute decision is ★★½.
The acting was good by the main actors; good humour though really should have been more light heartened scenes with a mixture of dim moments for the main characters. A little anomalous for me. Though it sheds a fine story between two men. But it’s somewhat disappointing that my two favourite American actors delivering a substandard film.
entretenida, pero no cambia tu vida (como muchos dicen)
el maestro lloró lol
A lot more low-key and performance-driven than I would have guessed and it's nice to see Freeman and Nicholson interact. They've got terrific chemistry. That said, it still has terrible CGI scenes of the stars trading barbs while driving race cars and jumping out of an airplane and load of sentiment ladled on top. There's a cap on how good it's going to be.
When I heard about this movie I instantly thought that it had three things going for it right away. Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman and Rob Reiner. I mean sure I hadn't really cared about a movie that Reiner had done since Misery a good seventeen years earlier but you can't ignore the fact that he also gave us timeless classics like Stand By Me, The Princess Bride and This Is Spinal Tap. As far as Nicholson and Freeman go, well they never disappoint even if the movie they are in might not be the best sometimes.
The Bucket List focuses on two terminally ill patients who have to share a hospital room together. Soon enough they decide that since they…
Powerful and moving film. Nickolson and Freeman show great chemistry in friendship.
Einer der besten Filme, die ich kenne. Verkörpert eine gute Einstellung!
Incredible film. Made me sad & reminded me of when my father was dying of cancer & all of the things he wanted to do but couldn't. Makes you remember that life is too short & you need to do what makes you happy before you realize its too late
Amazing start - great pictures and camerawork but also having Morgan Freeman as a voice over - what else do you need
Very touching film knowing you might not be here tomorrow so live life to the full and do what you want to do
It's a film about cancer, and yet the two were able to balance the comedy and the drama of the script. Great acting by the leading cast of Freeman and Jac Nicholson - It's like going to university, meeting friends you would never pair up together.
The script is original which is a breath of fresh air - it makes you laugh and emotional at the same time
Deserves the nominee for the best written…
Well, I am going against the critics again it seems. This has got mixed reviews from many, even Roger Ebert gave it a single star, yet somehow I cant disown the feelings I felt after watching this one.
Earnest performances can do that to you it seems, and when its Morgan Freeman with his captivating narrative things go to a different level. Jack Nicholson presents Edward Cole as a stubborn, decisive billionaire aptly. I also liked Sean Hayes for his expressions and dialogue delivery.
The movie understandably has a grim ending, but didn't feel melodramatic. Moreover it felt like a embrace which was destined and accepted as it came. A good experience indeed.
"Find the joy in your life."
This is a very inspirational story. This movie would make everyone cherish each and every day of his/her life. I am suffering from a certain lung illness right now so I became so emotional when I watched this. I even make my very own bucket list! I swear I would do everything on my list before I said goodbye to the world. :)
This was the first movie I got on bluray. Strange enough, "The Bucket List" became unseen for such a long time. I was waiting for the right moment to see it.
I thought this would be a simple old-buddies-movie. Boy was I wrong. "The Bucket List", starts out small, then it really grows on you. It makes you feel good - both during and after it ends.
Movies about true friendship between men are rare. Be kind to those movies and write more about male friendship movies.
I write this review, moments after watching the film, stunned at the sheer brilliance of it. It's been years since I've actually felt so connected in a movie that I've had to force myself to not cry. A truly inspiring movie, there is no one I could not recommend this to.
The acting is brilliant, the direction is brilliant and I assure you reader that this is a movie worth watching.
Ganz schön, aber auch etwas vorhersehbar