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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)

Opening Weekend:

£602,248 (UK) (15 February 2008)

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$93,452,056 (USA) (30 May 2008)
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Morgan Freeman's real life son, Alfonso Freeman, plays his son in this movie. See more »

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When Edward skydives, the image, geography surrounding Sun City, is reversed 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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Performed by Édith Piaf (as Edith Piaf)
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A brilliant piece of art.
2 January 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I was glad to catch this movie before it's release date here in Canada, so I know to tell all my friends and family, and anyone I can possibly reach to go see this movie.

Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman put on a terrific performance, playing two cancer patients who only have a year to live. They both decide to make a "Bucket List", a list of events they never accomplished in their lives. This list ranged from kissing the prettiest lady in the world to patching up the problems with their family.

The performances of this movie was phenomenal, but what really made this movie unique was the writing. We have all seen movies with a similar plot like in The Holiday when Queen Latifa spends all her money living like a Queen because she only has a few months to live. But instead the Bucket List is unique because it wasn't that completing this list made their last year worth living, it was the fact that the writers focused on the chemistry of these two men and how their friendship increased while completing this list.

The witty dialog, the brilliant writing and the great performance really made this movie a post-Christmas treat.

9/10


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