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
Morgan Freeman played in The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Jack Nicholson in The Shining (1980). The original stories of both were written by Stephen King. See more »
While walking in front of the Taj Mahal, Edward is discussing which type of memorial process to undergo (burial, cremation or cryogenics). When he mentions cryogenics, he says "...or be frozen like Walt Disney." This is a common urban legend. Walt Disney was actually cremated and interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA. See more »
Edward Perriman Cole died in May. It was a Sunday afternoon, and there wasn't a cloud in the sky...
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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.
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