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Chris Bowler

The Bucket List - Revisted

 

No other movie was responsible for driving interest in creating bucket lists than, of course, The Bucket List. 

Bucket_list_poster.jpgReleased in 2007, The Bucket List starred Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman as two terminally ill old men who decide to spend their last days accomplishing things on their mutually-shared bucket list.  Their list is short - it appears on a crumpled piece of paper throughout the film - but what's interesting is that both men commit to achieving each item.  The movie then takes us around the world to incredible places such as the Great Wall of China (where they motorcycle along the wall) to the base of Mount Everest (where they arrive in the wrong season to attempt a climb).  But some of the more touching moments involved achieving items that required no travel, such as making one laugh until you cry.  Or, toward the end of the movie during a eulogy when Jack Nicholson's character realizes he has helped a total stranger, who then became his dear friend.

The writing is impeccable, such that I hope that more films are produced from the team that wrote this one.  And with two accomplished actors like Nicholson and Freeman, the dialog and acting draw you into their personal stories. 

What do you think?  Was The Bucket List an inspring film?  The comments section awaits.

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