The Bucket List Reviews
September 18, 2014
The Bucket List is a movie about two old men who find out that they are terminally ill and decide to live their life to the fullest. It was directed by Rob Reiner who is also known for Alex & Emma which I will be reviewing some time later. As far as this movie goes it was written by Justin Zackham.
This was another movie which was a step out of my comfort zone but I feel that is the only way that I am going to grow as a critic. It starts off with Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman) who is a mechanic working then he gets a phone call and ends up back in the hospital. He is married and has three children who he loves dearly but lately feels a little disconnected from. Then we get to billionaire Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) who owns many hospitals, and is single because he has been through many marriages and he also has a daughter that wont talk to him. Edward find's himself winding up in one of his own hospitals and due to his own work ethics, his hospital puts him in the same room as Carter, instead of giving him his own room. During their time together the two become very close and then they both find out how much time they have left. Edward finds Carter's 'bucket list' on the ground which lists everything that he wants to do before he dies and he decides to add to it. He then invites Carter to join him on the most amazing journey this new friendship could offer.
The scene where they are about to jump out of the plane is by far one of my favorite in the movie. There is a part where Edward refers to his second wife as the sequel and he wonders why she hated him so much and one of the sky divers says maybe its because you called her the sequel.
Both Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman worked really well together on this. They make you believe that they are both terminally ill and on a journey to live their final days on an adventure to complete an awesome bucket list. I think it helps that the two of them are both the same age because it adds to how genuine the movie feels.
Overall I would give this movie a B. The acting and chemistry was great but there were some other aspects of the movie that really stood out that bothered me and that was during the car chase when the cars would magically keep losing their dents and also some scenes Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholsons makeup was not put on great and you could notice it. Other than that check it out because the story is great!
January 19, 2008
Totally surprised me! Had many funny and sad moments. Great acting.
February 6, 2013
The two Academy Awards winning actors stars together in this really good dramedy about two cancer sufferers most likely to be young again when finishing things off their bucket list before they "kick the bucket." (A-)
(Full review coming soon)
February 14, 2010
(First and only viewing - In my early twenties)
August 14, 2014
Saya tidak benar-benar melihat kekuatan hubungan antara Jack dan Morgan sebagai sahabat yang saling memperdulikan,
tapi setidaknya saya mendapat sedikitnya, "Inspiring"
August 9, 2014
The Bucket List is a good idea that was very poorly executed, wasting its talented stars with a bland, shoddy script and ignominious emotional manipulation.
August 1, 2014
Rob Reiner pulls of yet another great film, with two stalwart actors contemplating the meaning of life.
June 26, 2013
The Bucket List gives good messages about serious matters such as death with great chemistry from Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson.
January 14, 2010
Second time watching still funny , grumpy , emotional ....buy it once
May 23, 2011
110602: Still a 4. Started out a little slow. Wasn't going to give it such a high rating, but when it got to the end, and I cried so hard it hurt, I changed my mind. A blue-collar family man and a rich white-collar business owner meet in a cancer ward. They become friends, write a bucket-list, attempt to fulfill it, and learn life lessons from each other during their time together. Tragic but honest ending.
June 29, 2008
good acting - nothing in directing - nothing special too watch - but anyway it is watchable
June 3, 2014
Very good movie with a great story and a lot of touching moments. Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman make an unlikely perfect pair. It's great to see their two characters become friends and go through their exciting adventures towards the end of their lives. Brilliant movie that i'd recommend to anyone in the mood for a feel good film.
May 14, 2014
Two drying old men who made a list of the things there want to do before there die. The movie has only one good thing and that is Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman did alright in there roles but the movie lacks on so many different things. The movie is boring and writing is bland.
April 14, 2014
Story wise, the first half of the film was very engaging as opposed to the second half. Regardless of that, both great actors delivered great performances as expected and were one of the great factors in the movie.
April 5, 2014
I can't really understand how a movie with such talented actors can be so unfunny and cheesy.
February 23, 2014
Overly sentimental, but its worth it just to see Jack and Morgan's chemistry.
February 20, 2014
My Rating: 4/5 stars; Grade: B+; Gesture: One Thumb Up; Status: Fairly Better (Fresh); Emoticon: :-).
January 25, 2008
A simple story but somehow profound in meaning. We all have our own places in our lives. Living in happiness is what we are all seeking right?
January 25, 2014
The Bucket List is a perfect example of an underrated film. Thanks to a touching screenplay and wonderful acting, it's a genuine, enjoyable movie.
Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman) is a blue-collar mechanic who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Upon his arrival to the hospital, he discovers he will be sharing a room with Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson), another terminally ill patient who also happens to own the hospital the two are shacked up in. At first, the two seem to have nothing in common, but after they spend many hours talking, they realize both of them have a long list of things they want to accomplish before they meet their end. Thanks to Edward's millions of dollars, the two embark on a journey all over the world, gradually checking things off their list and living up their final days.
When you see the names Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson, you know what type of performances you are going to get. As expected, these two are terrific, and it's awesome seeing these legendary actors team up for this film. The dialogue between the pair is terrific, and the friendship that forms between these two characters is very heartwarming. I'll always love both of these guys and they don't disappoint in this movie.
While it's probably not the most realistic film, The Bucket List is completely sentimental. Most movies that deal with death are grim, but this one takes a unique and fun approach to the terrible subject. Instead of a depressing viewing experience, you are watching these two very different characters go out in style, skydiving, racing fast cars and making their last days as memorable as possible. I loved this movie, it's a charming tearjerker that left me completely satisfied. 4 and a half stars.