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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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You only live once, so why not die with style? See more »


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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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Morgan Freeman's on-screen wife played his Assistant Principal in Lean on Me. - Riggs See more »

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In the car repair shop scene, when Carter gets to answer the phone, he is shown as picking it up with the left hand (wearing the watch), in the next shot he is shown picking up the phone and answering it with the right 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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I've cried during many films....
27 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I, like you probably, love the movies. I want to laugh, cry , be scared, be informed. I love every genre. But only three films have made me sob. Maybe it is where I am in life right now. I am no spring chicken, but this film moved me like no other. Is it the best film ever? No. Neither were the other two that made me sob. For the record they were "Men Don't Leave", and "My Life". This is a better film than both of those fine films.

The operative word is sob.I have certainly shed a tear or two at countless films. You get a dedicated teacher and a bunch of misfit students, you'll get a tear out of me. You throw some adversity at an athlete or a team that overcomes it you'll probably see a tear as well, but this film just struck a chord. Not everyone who sees it will feel this way. I know that, but Nicholson is so damned brilliant as is Freeman. It is a joy to watch their characters for a little over 90 minutes, and the message, well, I hope it hits you as it did me. I wanted to go hug everyone that means anything to me. Sure the film has some flaws, but Reiner and company are to be commended. Thanks for opening up some feelings that I have spent years learning to hide. For the record I laughed a fair amount as well. Go see this film.


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