Watched Feb 12, 2008
Karen Krizanovich’s review:
In this mild comedy about death, two cancer patients escape the hospital and set out to do what’s on their ‘bucket list’, i.e. things they want to do before they kick the bucket. That the two men are Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman is the only good reason to see director Rob Reiner’s return to the big screen. A cheery-weepy comedy, spliced with good intentions, its appeal is the broadest common denominator amongst the older generation. A sort of “Notebook” without the Alzheimers, this neatly packaged look at what life leaves undone is charming if predictable. It doesn’t hang about trying to make its point – the boys are in hospital, then they’re driving race cars, then they’re in Tibet, and then… Still, it is money well spent to see Freeman and Nicholson perform and while they are not a double act, they balance even a soppy, speedy little number like this with aplomb.