The Bucket List Reviews
Two men (played by Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson) share a ward in hospital. Both have cancer and once they get out of hospital they decide to compile a bucket list and start ticking items off...
Despite its topic, The Bucket List is not that profound or emotional. It has its moments, but is, for the most part, light and lacking in substance.
What makes the movie bearable, even interesting, are the performances of Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. Both play to their strengths - Nicholson the surly, powerful one, Freeman the spiritual, sensitive one - and do so very well. Their interactions add substance and humour into what was otherwise a fairly dull movie.
Edit: april 21, 2015... not sure when that review was from.
Anyway, New review:
Life is a interesting rollercoaster. We really do not know why we are here. Freeman and Nicholson manage to give us a glimpse of what it can be like, the battle between selfish (or individualized) pleasure, and intimate connection.
The movie feels genuine - and the top notch performance by the two is wonderful.
I love all the relationship dynamics at play, and it really gives a wonderful portrait of what it means to be alive.
It emanates a powerful reminder of the beautiful futility that is life.