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The Bucket List (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  11 January 2008 (USA)
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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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$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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The clip of Jeopardy! that Carter is seen watching in the bathtub is not from an actual episode of the show, and was filmed specifically for this movie. See more »

Goofs

Everytime the list is shown it's a new one. One can see differences in the line drawn in previous scenes. One of the most obvious is when SKYDIVING is stroked out with two lines but in the following scenes the list is shown there's only one line. The three lines over "Get back in touch" are at different places each time the list is shown also proving there are different lists. 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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The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Original written by Solomon Linda
Adapted and arranged by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George David Weiss and Albert Stanton
Performed by The Tokens
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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A Magnificent Story About Friendship
21 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Usually I'm not into these kinds of movies, but with the casting of Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman I had to see it. I'm really glad that I decided to give this a try.

The story is quite predictable, but I still enjoyed it. Never mind how impossible the storyline is because it is a great movie about friendship - how two men become great friends in a short time and help each other out throughout the time they are together. It moves along at a smooth pace and I never got bored, so the writer gets credit for that. The acting was top notch as Nicholson and Freeman draw forth the right emotion in the audience at the right time. The emotional parts are done just right, but the funny scenes are the best. I laughed throughout the movie but not as much as I would in a true comedy movie, but the comic scenes in this one really work and Nicholson is the "main man" in them. It does have a message at the end about how you should live your life to the fullest, how your family is important, and how you should be happy in life and the movie delivers that message perfectly.

Other than the predictable storyline and the sometimes cheesy dialog, the movie is great. I would recommend it to anyone that is looking for a feel-good movie.

8/10


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