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The Bucket List
- Jack Nicholson

Overview - In THE BUCKET LIST, cancer doesn't discriminate in its choice of victims. It's equally eager in its attacks on kindly sage of a mechanic Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman) and mean-spirited millionaire Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson). When the unlikely pair shares a room at a hospital, they learn that they both have less than a year to live as a result of the deadly disease.  Read more...

 
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Overview

In THE BUCKET LIST, cancer doesn't discriminate in its choice of victims. It's equally eager in its attacks on kindly sage of a mechanic Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman) and mean-spirited millionaire Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson). When the unlikely pair shares a room at a hospital, they learn that they both have less than a year to live as a result of the deadly disease. Inspired by the words of a college professor, Carter begins to make a "bucket list" of things he wants to accomplish before he dies. With Edward's limitless funds at their disposal, the men embark on an adventure that takes them from Egypt to France to Hong Kong, crossing items off their list as death grows closer. Fans of the leading actors will be glad to see them in familiar territory: Freeman plays a narrator who's nearly godlike in his omniscience, while Nicholson stars as the lovable grump. Both men have won Oscars for similar roles (Nicholson for AS GOOD AS IT GETS, and Freeman for MILLION DOLLAR BABY), so they excel in these parts. Director Rob Reiner's career has jumped between comedy and drama, and despite its serious subject matter, THE BUCKET LIST resides firmly in comedic territory. But fans of weepies such as TERMS OF ENDEARMENT and MY LIFE will find much to like in this film that is sure to require a tissue or two.

Cast List

Rob Reiner - American Director/Actor
Jack Nicholson - American actor, producer, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
Alan Greisman
Beverly Todd - American TV/Film Actress
Justin Zackham - American Director, GOING GREEK (2001)
Marc Shaiman - American Composer
Jeffrey Stott - Executive Producer, MURDER BY NUMBERS (2002)
Rob Morrow - Actor, NORTHERN EXPOSURE
John Schwartzman - Director of Photography, PEARL HARBOR (2001)
Neil Meron - Producer
Craig Zadan - PRODUCER
Sean Hayes - American television actor, WILL & GRACE
Sean P. Hayes - American television actor, WILL & GRACE
Morgan Freeman - American Actor
Travis Knox - Executive producer, THE BUCKET LIST

 
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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 085391139881
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (for language, including a sexual reference)
  • Release Date: September 2012

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Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Death
Theatrical Release
Road Trips
Road Movies

 
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Reviews:
"It's a full-bodied brew, blended out of equal parts comedy and drama...[with] a pair of powerhouse performances from Freeman and Nicholson." - 01/01/2008 Box Office, p.45


3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's plenty to enjoy, most notably the performances of Nicholson and Freeman..." - 08/01/2008 Empire, p.153

 
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