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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.

Director:

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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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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Justin Zackham wrote the script with Morgan Freeman in mind to play Carter. See more »

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When Carter is in the bubble bath watching Jeopardy!, the number of categories that are available for play change. Mainly the middle two columns go from being partially played to having never been selected 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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Featured in The Bucket List: John Mayer Music Video Say (2008) See more »

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On the Road Again
Written by Floyd Jones and Alan Wilson
Performed by Canned Heat
Courtesy of Cleopatra Records Inc.
By Arrangement with pigFACTORY USA
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A Magnificent Story About Friendship
21 December 2007 | by desiplayaSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bucket List See more »

Filming Locations:

Alpes-Maritimes, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$335,837, 30 December 2007

Gross USA:

$93,466,502

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$175,372,502
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1.85 : 1
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