I waited a long time to see The Bucket List, not for any real reason, I love Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. I consider both to be two of the most talented performers of my life time. I just never got around to watching them. I regret that decision.
The story as most of you know by now is Jack and Morgan both play characters that discover they are dying of terminal cancers. Morgan plays a hardworking mechanic that has spent his life doing right by his family he started when he was young, he also happens to be brilliant. Jack has been married four times, but his true love has always been his work. He is a very rich man, a very rich man that happens to won the hospital.
Due to a very strict no exceptions two in a room policy Jack and Morgan end up sharing a room and striking up a very unexpected friendship. Thanks to a philosophy class in college Morgan writes out a bucket list, as in things he wants to do before he kicks the bucket. With them both dying, and Jack being a very rich man, they decide to go and live that bucket list.
The movie is simply great, it mixes a nice amount of comedy in with what is a serious movie of two men facing their mortality and it really makes you ask yourself, if you could know when you would die, would you want to know or do you think it would taint the time you have left? and if you did know what would you do with that time? would you spend it with family, or try to check everything off your own personal bucket list? do you even have your own personal bucket list?
For me this movie is bitter-sweet, as you pretty much know the ending, or do we really? I won’t spoil it even tho the movie is over 10 years old as I think for this one the ending is actually special, unlike most movies it may be the most special part of all. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.