The Bucket List

2008-05-12 08:10
 
What it's about:

Two terminally ill men (Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman) from different walks of life - one is a billionaire and the other a working class mechanic - find themselves sharing a room in hospital. They realize that they are not so different after all. They also have to face inner turmoil in order to find the real joy that they are truly trying to find. From sky diving to car racing, these guys go all out to live up to their dreams just before they die.

What the critics say:

"Watching The Bucket List may not inspire philosophical introspection, but it's quite likely to make you re-examine your priorities. At least as far as movie-going is concerned."
Tom Charity, CNN.com

"[Nicholson and Freeman] are skilled at squeezing emotion from a cheeseball script (as is Reiner, who, knowing the score, doesn't try to rein them in)."
Julia Wallace, Village Voice

"The message of The Bucket List is that we should stop and smell the roses, count our blessings, hug someone we love, before it's too late. That's an audacious demand, coming from a movie that squeezes the life force right out of you."
Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com

"A picture about two cancer patients confronting reality, and deciding how they want to spend their presumed last days, that has not an ounce of reality about it."
Todd McCarthy, Variety

"The Bucket List never ascends from the bowels of tearjerk formula and audience pandering to a redemptive place of truth and art."
Jan Stuart, Newsday

"It's fun, for two minutes, to see Nicholson and Freeman jumping out of a plane, but once they've gotten tattoos and raced vintage cars, the movie is already scraping the bottom of the bucket."
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
Two terminally ill men break out of a cancer ward to fulfill a list of things they've always wanted to do before they kick the bucket.

Thando 2008/03/17 12:51 PM
The bucket list It was a great heart warming movie. The kind that makes you appreciate what you have your family and once again it reminds everyone that, money can not buy happiness but you can share it with the less fortunate.
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