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The Bucket List (2007)

PG-13 | | 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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Rob Reiner

Writer:

Justin Zackham
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Nicholson ... Edward
Morgan Freeman ... Carter
Sean Hayes ... Thomas
Beverly Todd ... Virginia
Rob Morrow ... Dr. Hollins
Alfonso Freeman ... Roger
Rowena King ... Angelica
Annton Berry Jr. Annton Berry Jr. ... Kai
Verda Bridges Verda Bridges ... Chandra
Destiny Brownridge Destiny Brownridge ... Maya
Brian Copeland Brian Copeland ... Lee
Ian Anthony Dale ... Instructor
Jennifer Defrancisco ... Emily (as Jennifer DeFrancisco)
Angela Gardner ... Female Administrator
Noel Gugliemi ... Mechanic (as Noel Guglielmi)
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Storyline

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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When he closed his eyes, his heart was opened See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Antes de partir See more »

Filming Locations:

Alpes-Maritimes, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$161,840, 23 December 2007

Gross USA:

$93,466,502

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$175,372,502
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Nicholson's own experience in the hospital, just prior to filming, inspired some of the dialogue and acting for the movie. For example, the mirrored glasses seen in the movie were not originally in the script, but Nicholson, who obtained them while in the hospital, brought them to the set. Director Rob Reiner decided to include them in the film. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the conversation in the restaurant in France about caviar, Carter's mouth appears to be eating caviar instead of saying the words he is speaking before cutting to the close up scene where the conversation is continued normally. See more »

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[first lines]
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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Referenced in Hall Pass (2011) See more »

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Written, Produced, and Performed by John Mayer
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Reiner's The Bucket List is a treat for Nicholson and Freeman fans
14 January 2008 | by tavmSee all my reviews

My best friend and I went to see The Bucket List on our day off from work (actually, this friend of mine is unemployed right now) and we both enjoyed it. What a joy seeing two veteran Oscar-winning pros, Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, on screen together! Their characters, Ed Cole and Carter Chambers, are two middle-aged men who suffer cancer at approximately the same time and bond sharing a hospital room (at the building Cole owns). The movie picks up when they see the world together. Also loved Sean Hayes as Nicholson's assistant Thomas (actually Matthew but Jack's character thinks that's too biblical) and Beverly Todd as Freeman's wife, Virginia. Didn't recognize Rob Morrow as the doctor which is ironic since I watched him for years on "Northern Exposure"! Corny and maybe contrived in spots but for the most part this was a heartfelt and occasionally humorous movie. So on that note, I recommend Rob Reiner's The Bucket List. P.S. Alfonso Freeman, Morgan's son, plays his son here. And the grandson of legendary director Frank Capra, Frank Capra III, is a co-producer and first assistant director here.


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