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The Bucket List (2007)

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Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.

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Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers have nothing in common except for their terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to leave it 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 joy in life. Written by r2k443

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Rated PG-13 for language, including a sexual reference | See all certifications »

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11 January 2008 (USA)  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

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$161,840 (USA) (21 December 2007)

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$93,452,056 (USA) (30 May 2008)
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In one of the scenes where Edward and Carter are playing gin, Carter wins very quickly, and Edward asks, "Are you the Devil?" Jack Nicholson played the Devil in The Witches of Eastwick (1987) and Morgan Freeman played God in Bruce Almighty (2003) and Evan Almighty (2007). See more »

Goofs

In the court scene, when Edward holds his cup of Kopi Luwak with the left hand, then the board calls him for action, in the next show the cup suddenly changes hands. You can see Edward is attempting, for a split second, to hand over the cup with the (now empty) left hand. See more »

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Carter Chambers: Edward Perriman Cole died in May. It was a Sunday afternoon, and there wasn't a cloud in the sky...
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On the Road Again
Written by Floyd Jones and Alan Wilson
Performed by Canned Heat
Courtesy of Cleopatra Records Inc.
By Arrangement with pigFACTORY USA
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Oscar worthy
3 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You know that feeling when you walk out of a movie and think "God, that was just such a great film"? It takes a lot for me to think that... especially when it's a movie about two men who have cancer... but this movie really did it for me, as well as everyone else in the theater. I saw the movie at its first ever screening in Pasadena and it was just wonderful... even with temp music and unfinished visual effects! Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman were truly amazing together - it's a film about cancer, and yet the two were able to balance the comedy and the drama of the script in such the perfect way that the audience loved every moment of the movie. The script was quite original, which was such a breath of fresh air, and the acting couldn't have been any better. I would recommend this film to anyone and everyone - as it was such a feel-good movie that made you both laugh and cry at the same time - something you don't come across too often. Not only did the audience applaud the movie at the end, but EVERY single viewer who stayed to give comments agreed that the movie was "Excellent"... I can't imagine how often that happens. I'd be surprised if this movie isn't up for some Oscar or another come next year.


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